The Library aims to provide innovative and relevant Library services to support The University of Western Australia to be a leading global institution. A wide range of library services support UWA staff to deliver excellence in teaching and world-class research.
We would be happy to discuss the ways in which the library can support your work. Please contact the Library Manager responsible for your faculty for assistance.
Explore our collections
The UWA Library provides the UWA community with access to a wealth of resources. Our digital resources are accessible 24/7 online via OneSearch. Print collections, including High Demand collections, are held at each library location and can be searched via OneSearch. Special Collections are located in Reid Library and additional collections are held in off-campus stores.
OneSearch is the UWA discovery system for finding books, ebooks, articles, journals, databases, streaming films, exam papers and more.
See an A-Z list of all databases provided by the Library.
Request material not available from the UWA Library
Get It is our document delivery and inter-library loan service, available to UWA staff and postgraduate students.
Recommend a new resource
University staff are invited to help shape our collections by recommending new titles.
Borrow from the Library
UWA Staff have access to the Library’s print material with generous loan periods and limits.
UWA staff and students are able to borrow directly from a number of other universities in Western Australia and nationwide.
Regional and offshore staff and students
The University Library provides services to UWA staff and students enrolled in the Albany Centre and to those living outside of Perth.
Support for your teaching
Course Materials Online
Provide online access to essential unit readings for your students via Course Materials Online.
High Demand Collections
Provide your students with access to essential print books, DVDs or other physical items in the High Demand Collections.
The University Library provides copyright support for the UWA community to help staff and students understand their copyright obligations, and in doing so maximise the use of copyright material for teaching, learning and research.
Communication and Research Skills (CARS)
An online unit which assists all commencing students to develop basic communication skills in an academic context. Refer students to relevant modules in your teaching to consolidate their learning.
Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE)
An online unit which introduces the basics of ethical scholarship and expectations of correct academic conduct to commencing students.
Expert help guides
Expert help guides assist students to find online and print resources in their subject area. We also have guides on referencing and more. We welcome your feedback regarding guide content that would be relevant to your students.
The WRITESmart service offers advice to students on study, research, referencing and writing from 10am-12pm weekdays in Reid Library (during semester). Refer your students to this service for support.
Learning Spaces and Facilities in the Library
The University Library offers several innovative learning spaces, meeting rooms and facilities to the UWA community.
Support for your research
The UWA Library provides support and services for research staff throughout the research lifecycle.
Librarians are available in each UWA subject library to provide advice and support to researchers in individual consultations or workshops.
UWA Research Repository
The UWA Research Repository provides an open access platform to capture, store, index, and distribute globally a wide range of research outputs produced by the University's researchers and postgraduate students. Explore our research publications, theses, research staff, organisations and grants.
UWA research publication collection
Find how to contribute your research publications to the UWA Research Repository and Socrates (UWA’s research quality management system) for the UWA research publication collection.
Access services to support Open Access to research publications and data, to help you comply with funder mandates and share your research.
Research data management
Plan, store and share your research data with UWA Research Data Management Services.
Researcher profiles, identifiers and Altmetrics
Publishing books or reports
Catalogues at other libraries
Library spaces and facilities
The UWA libraries are visited over 2 million times each year and within the libraries there are a variety of physical and digital facilities and spaces available for the purposes of teaching, research and related engagement with the UWA community.
Library spaces for UWA community
The University Library offers a range of modern and flexible learning and meeting spaces located in UWA libraries, which can be booked by UWA staff and affiliated groups.
Digital communication channels
The University Library welcomes content relevant to the UWA community for digital communication channels located across six library spaces with a high level of visibility to students and library users.