University Library

Audio visual equipment, group study rooms and training rooms for student use

In addition to our computing facilities and copying services, we have audio visual equipment, group study rooms and training rooms for student use.

  1. Group study spaces
  2. Postgraduate study spaces
  3. Training rooms
  4. Multimedia suite – Barry J Marshall Library
  5. Audio visual equipment

Group study spaces

Libraries have a number of group study rooms and booths available for use.  Visit the online group study space booking system:

  • to book a space using your UWA email account
  • find information, including location, capacity and IT facilities in each space
  • for full terms and conditions

Spaces can be booked for up to two hours per day, per group and are available for booking during our opening hours. Spaces range in capacity and equipment and various study zones apply, depending on the location. Contact subject libraries for more information about group study spaces.

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Postgraduate study spaces

UWA postgraduate students have access to two dedicated study spaces for the purposes of individual silent study. Both are accessible using your Campus Card during Library hours. Desks in the Postgraduate Study Spaces are available for use on a hot-desk basis. Please remember to take your belongings with you at the end of the day.

  • Reid Library, Second Floor - 133 desks, 60 lockers, 15 powered laptop lockers are available. The Faculty of Arts manages the allocation of lockable study carrels in the Reid Library  to Arts PhD students. For information about the carrels and other spaces for PhD students within the Arts Faculty buildings, please email
  • Barry J Marshall Library, Third Floor - 32 desks and 24 lockers are available.

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Training rooms

Classes are only available to staff and students. However all patrons, including walk-in users, are welcome to use the computers in the training rooms when there are no classes being held.

Some libraries have training rooms where classes are provided in finding research information and using library resources. Contact the appropriate library for more information.

Training room facilities
Barry J Marshall Library
2 Teaching Rooms
  • Teaching Room 1 - 13 PCs available
  • Teaching Room 2 - 23 PCs available
Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library
1 Training Room
  • Training Room - 16 PCs available
Beasley Law Library
2 Training Rooms
  • Level 1 Training Room - 16 PCs available
  • Level 2 Training Room - 28 PCs available
Medical and Dental Library
1 Training Room
  • Computer Training Room - 20 PCs available
Reid Library
1 Training Room
  • Training Room 1 - 20 PCs available

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Multimedia suite – Barry J Marshall Library

In addition to standard Library software, the Adobe Creative Cloud suite is available on the 8 multimedia computers in the Barry J Marshall Library. The suite is also available on the computers in multimedia group study rooms 2 and 3. This is only available with a UWA login and includes access to the following Adobe programs:                                                                                                                               

ProgramWhat's it for?
After EffectsCreates special effects on videos, allows creation of complex animated text and much more
AuditionAudio editing. Cut and paste bits of audio tracks together, clean up buzzing and other artifacts in poor quality audio, add distortion and effects to audio, and a lot more.
BridgeHelps organise image files created with Adobe software.
DreamweaverWebsite creation.
Edge AnimateWeb animation tool.
FireworksImage editor for web design.
Flash ProfessionalVector graphic animation software.
IllustratorVector graphics (images not made of a grid of pixels, and can be scaled up without “pixellation”) software for creating logos, drawings, typography etc.
InCopyAllows collaborative editing on a document to edit layout, typesetting etc
InDesignGraphic design software
Media EncoderRenders Premiere Pro and After Effects files into shareable video files.
MuseWebsite creation without writing code. Create a webpage like it’s a Photoshop document.
PhotoshopImage editing. Allows editing of existing digital photographs, or can be used for digital illustration
PreludeTagging and ‘logging’ of video footage to improve video workflow in Premiere Pro
Premiere ProVideo editing. Cut together video and audio files. Add basic titles and effects, and colour grade visuals with Lumetri. (For advanced effects, use After Effects)
SpeedGradeColour grading software.

Webcams and headphones locked to the computers are available in the four multimedia group study rooms. A Lumens visual presenter cameras is also available in multimedia group study room 4. Staff do not provide support in the use of multimedia software. Online help is available through the Adobe site and VTC's online training. To access VTC, please log in with the following credentials:

  • Username: uwalearn
  • Password: uwa1913 

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Audio visual equipment

Our audio visual equipment is available to all borrowers with some facilities available to walk-in users. DVD-playing facilities are available on Library PCs.

Contact the appropriate library for more information.

Audio visual equipment
Barry J Marshall Library
Group study rooms (excluding multimedia group study rooms 1 and 2) are equipped with digital whiteboards available which allow text written on them to be saved to a USB.
Facilities for practising group and individual presentations on large screens.
Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library
Group study rooms are equipped with webcam, large LCD display screens and digital whiteboards which allow text written on them to be saved to a USB.
Beasley Law Library
1 TV and VCR/DVD player.
Medical and Dental Library
1 TV and VCR/DVD player.
Music Library
3 listening booths with CD players, turntables for vinyl LP recordings (in 2 booths), cassette decks and headphones.
1 VCR, 1 DVD player.
Reid Library
1 audio visual area with 1 VCR/DVD player, 1 Blu-ray player, 1 radio/cassette/CD player.

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