Bird arts takes flight in the Reid Library

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Library has a new exhibition of bird illustrations taken from books in our Special Collections currently on display on the Ground Floor of the Reid Library.

Brave and beautiful Australian books on display in the Reid Library

Friday, 25 November 2016

The University Library is hosting a new travelling exhibition of the winning and shortlisted books from the 64th annual Australian Book Design Awards.

Vinyl floor replacement - Reid Library northwest stairwell

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Works are scheduled within the Reid Library northwest stairwell to remove old vinyl flooring identified containing low levels of asbestos materials.


UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 8th November - Dr Victoria Rogers discusses the Celluloid Concerto

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Celluloid Concerto

This presentation is a sequel to Victoria's 2015 talk entitled The Celluloid Piano, in which she discussed the films in which the Australian concert pianist Eileen Joyce was involved. Her 2016 lecture offers a broader exploration of the use of the concerto in film, looking at the various filmic contexts in which the concerto is used and the effect of this filmic appropriation on the concerto as a musical genre. Her particular focus is the very fertile period referred to as Hollywood's Golden Age of Film (1930–1959). The lecture will be illustrated by some fascinating clips from films of the 1940s and 50s.

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Major refurbishment of the Medical and Dental Library to commence in 2017

Thursday, 27 October 2016

We are delighted to announce that a major refurbishment project to revitalise the Medical and Dental Library will commence in early 2017.

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University Library's Get It document delivery services now in OneSearch

Monday, 24 October 2016

The Library has now integrated all Get It document delivery, interlibrary loan, and intralibrary loan services into OneSearch.

Be ‘Open in Action’ during Open Access Week 24-30 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Be ‘Open in Action’ during Open Access Week

Welcome to International Open Access Week (24th – 30th October). During this week the University Library will be offering a number of opportunities for you to find out more about the Open Access movement, the benefits of making your research open and how the Library can help you in the process. 

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 11th October - Hamish McGlashan discusses Early Kimberley Explorers and Settlements

Friday, 7 October 2016

Early Kimberley Explorers and Settlements

The talk will retrace the expeditions of the early explorers such as George Grey, Alexander Forrest and Joseph Bradshaw and the remote settlements which were promoted as a result of their reports.

Graham Stone Exhibition

Explore distant galaxies in Reid Library

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Come and explore distant galaxies with our new exhibition of science fiction publications and artwork taken from the Library’s Graham Stone Collection.

UWA to host Western Australia’s first Data Carpentry Workshop

Friday, 23 September 2016

The University Library, in collaboration with COMBINE, is pleased to host the first Data Carpentry workshop to be held in Western Australia!

Reid Library unveils artistic new entry

Friday, 23 September 2016

Local artist Matthew McAlpine unveiled his mural on the ground floor of the Reid Library last week. Commissioned to celebrate the opening of the new floor,  the University Library, in conjunction with the UWA Cultural Precinct, invited five artists to imagine how they would transform the wall into a piece of art. The UWA community was then invited to vote for their favourite submission.

Matthew’s maquette, Godroo/Goodamiorup/Gurndanulup/Matilda Bay was chosen as the most popular idea by students, staff, alumni and visitors.

Artist in Residence in the Reid Library

Friday, 9 September 2016

The University Library is excited to announce it will be hosting local artist, Matthew McAlpine as Artist in Residence in September to celebrate the opening of the Reid Library Ground Floor.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 13th September - Tom Vosmer discusses The Jewel of Muscat

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The Jewel of Muscat – The excavation, recreation and sailing of a 9th century sewn-plant ship


The discovery in 1998 of a ninth-century shipwreck with a fabulous cargo, the world’s first Arab/Indian style sewn-plank vessel found, led to the construction and sailing of a ship based on the shipwreck. This talk will highlight some of the astounding cargo, show the evidence used to reconstruct the ship, and illustrate aspects of the four-month sailing, without benefit of an engine, from Oman to Singapore.

Temporary entrance at Reid Library

Monday, 5 September 2016

The main entrance of the Reid Library will be temporarily closed from 7am Monday 12 September to 4pm Friday 16 September, while works are underway to complete cladding the exterior portico of the new entrance.

Boab star trails. Photographer: Wayne Riley

Astrophotography, open access journals and more in the University Library for Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

A stunning visual display and several workshops will be on offer in the University Library for UWA Research Week, 5-9th September 2016.

Vote for your favourite art piece to decorate Reid Library Ground Floor

Friday, 19 August 2016

The refurbished Reid Library Ground Floor is now open and to celebrate the opening we plan to have an artist in residence! The UWA Community is invited to vote on an art piece to decorate the inside of the Library.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 9th August - Eddie Marcus discusses racist furniture and White Australia

Friday, 5 August 2016

Racist furniture and White Australia: “The Factories Act of 1904”

Did you know that every piece of furniture once had to declare if it had been touched by ‘Asiatic’ hands? Or that Boans used to proudly advertise that all its furniture from its factory in East Perth was made with 100% White Labour? Starting with a small kitchen table in Belmont’s museum, Eddie Marcus will explore the background to the 1904 Act which divided furniture into two castes, and reveal what this meant for Western Australian workers to be grouped racially. It will turn out that concepts of White and Asian were very slippery indeed and the more people tried to categorise, the muddier these notions became. Immigration, race and cultural identity are hot topics in 2016, so it is very timely to look back more than a century and see if the past offers any guidance for our multicultural future.

Reid Library refurbished ground floor opens Monday 1 August

Friday, 22 July 2016

As you may have read in today's Vice-Chancellor's Voice, the Reid Library will be reopening its refurbished ground floor on Monday 1 August. The transformation, which commenced at the end of 2015, has been a collaborative project involving the University Library, Campus Management, Business Information & Technology Services, and Development and Alumni Relations.

The delivery of furnishings this week has amplified how this bright and modern setting located centrally on campus, will be a vibrant place for students to come together.

International law collection comes to UWA thanks to the Law Society of WA

Friday, 22 July 2016

In 2015 the UWA Law Library was awarded a $20,000 Law Society Public Purposes Trust grant to develop its international law collection. This collection is unique in Western Australia and supports a high level of research within universities, the legal profession and by Western Australians who have an interest in international legal issues.