External students

As an external student with Murdoch University, you are eligible to use:

  • Findit - Search and access online books and journal articles
  • Databases - Find subject specific journals  and articles
  • My Unit Readings - Access your unit readings
  • Ask the Library - Get in touch, or search for library answers and services.


You will need a library card if you want to borrow from the library in person.

Apply in person at the Geoffrey Bolton Library or Mandurah Campus Library.

Apply online [DOC, 25kb] if you live more than 30 aerial kilometres from the South St Campus.



We can post books or BONUS+ items to external Honours, Masters and Doctoral students living in regional WA (postcodes 6215-6799) or interstate. Requests can be made through Findit.

When making your request, select 'Post: Eligible external only' as your pick up location.

You will be responsible for return postage costs for posted books.

Journal articles and book chapters

You may request scanned copies (PDF) of journal articles or book chapters to be sent to you via email.

Before making a request, check:

  1. My Unit Readings: It may already be available in digital format.
  2. Findit: to see if your journal article or book chapter is available online.
Submit a document request form

Copyright restrictions apply.The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (s.49) states that you may request the copying of: no more than 1 chapter (or 10%) of any one book. only one article from any one issue of a journal, also, you may request more than one article from an issue if they are all required for the same topic of study or research.)

Use ArticleReach to request journal articles that are not available from Murdoch University Library.

Document Delivery Service

External Honours, Masters and Doctoral students can request items via the Libraries Australia Document Delivery service. Books will only be posted to you if you live in regional WA (postcodes 6215-6799) or interstate.

Connection problems

If you have trouble accessing Findit, online journals or databases that are not restricted to Australian users, try the steps outlined on our connection help page.

Using other libraries

You may be eligible to access other libraries (some electronic resources and borrowing privileges may not be available).


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