Inclusive spaces

The five UWA libraries include a range of spaces intended to support all UWA students for success, with comfortable facilities and specialist equipment.

Resource rooms and accessibility

The University Library provides Resource Rooms in the Barry J Marshall and Reid libraries to students who have registered with UniAccess. These rooms provide a range of facilities which support students with a disability or medical condition.

More information on these facilities and the assistance and services available can be found on our Accessibility page.

Parents room

    There are two dedicated spaces in UWA libraries to support parenting students and staff to study, work and collaborate

    with a range of facilities for children and breastfeeding.


Access to the Parents Rooms

UWA staff and students can request access to the parents rooms by email or by visiting the library in person, providing the following evidence:

  • Staff or Student ID

Plus one of the following:

  • Birth certificate(s) of child/children
  • Passport(s) of the child/children
  • Child/children present with the applicant (in person application only)

Access will be via Campus Card and will last for 12 months from the date of application. Please see library staff if you wish your access to be extended after expiry. A parent/guardian must accompany children under 15 at all times on campus. Parents/guardians should supervise use of equipment and toys in the Library Parents Rooms. Toys may not be safe for all ages.

Barry J Marshall Library Parents Room, First Floor
  • Two computers for study
  • Screened-off area with a comfortable chair for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Fridge for temporary storage of milk and baby food
  • Toys and children’s books
  • Easy clean floor mats
  • Baby change facilities in a nearby universal access bathroom
Reid Library Parents Room, First Floor
  • Two feeding booth chairs, with inbuilt privacy, an adjustable arm rest and foot stool
  • Study space for up to 12 students or staff (BYO devices)
  • Children's playpen, desk and chairs, books, toys, crayons
  • Easy clean floor mats
  • Fridge for temporary storage of milk and baby food
  • Hot and cold water, sink
  • Microwave
  • Baby change facilities in the nearby universal access bathroom

Baby change facilities

Baby change facilities are located in:

  • Barry J Marshall Library: Unisex toilet, First Floor (room 120)
  • Reid Library: Unisex toilet, First Floor (room 105)

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