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Students and staff from Curtin, Edith Cowan, Murdoch and Notre Dame universities, and some universities outside Western Australia, can borrow materials from University of Western Australia's Library under the University Libraries Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) national borrowing scheme.

The scheme also allows UWA students and staff to borrow from the libraries of these other institutions.





  1. Reciprocal borrowing from UWA (for students and staff of other universities)
  2. Reciprocal borrowing from other universities (for UWA students and staff)

Reciprocal borrowing from UWA (for students and staff of other universities)

Who can borrow from UWA Library

  • Current students and staff of Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame.
  • Current students and staff of other members of ULANZ.

Membership is personal, and not transferable.

How to apply

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Directly - visit any UWA library from which you wish to borrow and present your home university identity card and provide proof of current enrolment or employment.
  2. Online - allow two working days for the library to process your registration.

Students and staff of universities outside Western Australia can only apply directly.

Registration renewals

Membership is for the current academic year only and expires on 28 February of the following year. You need to renew your registration each year.

How many items can you borrow?

You may borrow up to 30 items at a time - however some items are not available for loan or have special conditions as set out in Loan periods and conditions of borrowing.

Loan periods

Loan periods are six weeks - loans may be recalled at any time. The recall date overrides the original due date.

Document delivery

Document delivery from UWA Library is available to institutions within Australia.

Inter-library loans

Inter-library loans may only be requested from your home library.

Penalties for overdue items

See Penalties and payments

Specialist services for readers with disabilities and medical conditions

UWA Library provides specialist services including facilities and equipment to students and staff with disabilities and/or medical conditions. Students and staff who want this assistance should register first with the equity office at their home institution.

Special rules and conditions for reciprocal borrowing from UWA

Access to databases
Selected databases are available for "walk-in" access if the licence permits this.
Special conditions
None.
Contact
All notification is sent by email.
Librarian assistance
Provided subject to availability of staff.
Copying and printing
Card cost $5 + credit.

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Reciprocal borrowing from other universities (for UWA students and staff)

University libraries that UWA students and staff can borrow from

  • Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame.
  • University libraries outside WA that are members of the University Libraries Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) national borrowing scheme.

How to apply

There are two ways to apply. 

  1. Directly - visit a library from which you wish to borrow and present your UWA Campus card and provide proof of current enrolment or employment.
  2. Online - please allow two working days for the library to process your registration. Applies only to WA universities.

Registration renewals

Membership is for the current academic year only and expires on 28 February of the following year. You need to renew your registration each year.

Inter-library loans

Inter-library loans may only be requested from UWA Library.

Penalties

Penalties and fines for overdue items vary at each library. If you do not return items, UWA Library will reimburse the library for items and bill you for them.

Specialist services for readers with disabilities and medical conditions

The libraries aim as far as possible to provide their specialist services, facilities and equipment to students and staff from the other libraries who have disabilities and/or medical conditions. Students and staff should register first with the UWA equity office.

Loan rules and conditions for WA universities

Curtin University of Technology Library

Edith Cowan University Library

Murdoch University Library

University of Notre Dame Library

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