Subject library Orientation Tours

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Information Services will be running several programs over the coming weeks to welcome new students and staff to the University. The subject libraries are running orientation tours and information sessions and these can be a great way to learn about the facilities and services on offer!

Changes to Reid Library opening hours

Monday, 21 July 2014

We have made a number of changes to the Reid Library opening hours for Semester 2, 2014 based on student feedback and usage in previous Semesters:

Inter-semester vacation opening hours

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

If you're planning to visit or contact your subject library during the inter-semester period, remember to check the opening hours. These hours will be in effect until Sunday 27th July 2014.

24/7 opening at the Reid Library

Monday, 2 June 2014

During the pre-examination study break and examination period, the Reid Library will be open 24/7. Entry to the library after 10pm is via Campus Card swipe access and is restricted to UWA staff and students. 

Dr Toby Burrows

Medieval manuscripts go digital via prestigious European fellowship

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A huge collection of about 60,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts - and the people and events they record - will come alive digitally to scholars around the world thanks to a 21st century scholar winning a prestigious award.

Twist, re-constructed book by Eve Arnold

Hidden Stories - An Exhibition by Eve Arnold at UWA

Monday, 17 March 2014

Information Services at the University of Western Australia will host Hidden Stories, an exhibition of selected re-constructed books by Perth artist Eve Arnold, from 17th March until 20th June 2014.

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Engineers Without Borders “Tales of Success” Exhibition now on in the Science Library

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is back with an exhibition highlighting their overseas and local achievements. The exhibition is on display in the Science Library foyer from the 26th of February until the 14th of March 2014 – come and check it out!

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Extended textbook loan period

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Due to popular demand, we have extended the loan period for essential textbooks from 2 hours to 3 hours. The Reserve Collection has also had a change of name and is now called the High Demand Collection.

More information is available on our High Demand Collection page:

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Subject Library Orientation Tours

Monday, 17 February 2014

Information Services will be running several programs over the coming weeks to welcome new students and staff to the University. The subject libraries are running orientation tours and information sessions and these can be a great way to learn about the facilities and services on offer!

A tour schedule can be found on our subject library orientation page:

New Reid Information Desk

Reid Library temporary closure Saturday, 8th February 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

The Reid Library will temporarily close on Saturday, 8th of February for building works relating to the refurbishment. The building will close at 6pm, Friday 7th February and re-open on Sunday 9th February from 2pm to 6pm. The Science Library will still be open from 2pm – 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Information Services apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reid refurbishment work

Friday, 20 December 2013

Level 1 of the Reid Arts and Business Library will be undergoing some improvements over the long vacation. Refurbishment work will continue until mid-February and access to collections will continue to be available during this time. Temporary measures will be put in place for access to a variety of services and facilities on Level 1.

(Pictured: L-R, Mr Michael Bennett, Dr Duc Dau, Dr Mary Davies, Photo by Belinda

Congratulations to the four lucky grand prize winners from our recent surveys.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey for UWA staff ran for two weeks in October and Dr Duc Dau (English and Cultural Studies) and Mr Michael Bennett (Law) have each won an iPad by providing their feedback on the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching and learning and publishing.

Long vacation opening hours

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Commencing 24 November 2013 until 24 December 2013, all subject libraries will be open weekdays only. logo

Enhance your IT skills

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Last week we asked you for your views on ICT skills training. Over the next 4 weeks, Information Services is trialling an Online training package available to all staff and students.

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Return Reserve items using the self-check machines

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Did you know you can now return your Reserve items using the Reserve area self-check machines at the Reid and Law Libraries?

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Information Services News: September issue

Monday, 23 September 2013

In the September issue of Information Services News you can read about our award-winning Service Desk team, a new special collection of material relating to the history of UWA Theatres, and the IS contribution to University Hall.

EndNote help and classes

Monday, 23 September 2013

Need help with EndNote? Visit the EndNote Guide: From there you can download the latest version of this referencing software, sign up to attend a class and get help with common questions – or ask Information Services all your tricky EndNote questions. 

Need to charge your mobile phone or tablet?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

If you need to charge your mobile phone or tablet, please visit the Reid Library. Information Services is trialling a new power charging service over the next 2 months. Please let us know what you think of the ChargeBar by leaving your feedback at:

Access the new Student Calendaring Service

Monday, 2 September 2013

You can now access the new Student Calendaring through your student e-mail account. You can now add your meetings and events and invite your friends to meetings and events.

Check out what other functions are available here:

CAREERS: Science Library Career Question Drop-in

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Got a careers question you want answered? Come and visit the Careers Centre display in the Science Library from Monday 12th to Friday 16th August, 2013 where the Careers Centre will be promoting it's services and resources.