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Reid Library Ground Floor - Open

The ground floor of the Reid Library is now open, please check our opening hours for details.

There may be periods of disruption and noise as the refurbishment continues on the other levels. Levels 1 - 3 remain closed.

The ground floor of Reid Library is a collaborative zone, this means the space is designed for group work and collaboration.
You will have access to collaborative study zones, bookable booth spaces, PCs and library services from the information desk. 

High Demand and the Writing and Referencing drop-in remains available at the Barry J. Marshall Library during semester.
The TechDesk drop-in service will operate on the ground floor of Barry J Marshall Library 9am-4pm Monday-Friday until further notice.


Reid Library Refurbishment

Reid Library is being refurbished and levels 1-3 are currently closed. Once completed, the Level 1 refurbishment will accommodate a mix of spaces and facilities catering to a range of student study preferences and requirements, with an increase in the number of student study seats. The project is due for completion in Q4, 2024. Keep an eye on this webpage for updates. 


Reid Library Collections

  • Reid Library collections are accessible through a request process via OneSearch. Log into OneSearch, request the item and choose your pickup location - Reid library, Barry J Marshall Library, Beasley Law Library, EDFAA Library (Nedlands Campus) or J Robin Warren Library (QEII Campus). Non-members can email [email protected] to access items. There may be delays and disruptions to this service, due to building works. 

  • Reid library items can now be returned to Reid as normal.

  • Access to Special Collections items is limited and we can only accommodate requests for items that are essential for learning, teaching and research at UWA. Please see the Special Collection webpage for more details.


Alternative Spaces

  • University Library Spaces
    Alternative Library study spaces are available at Barry J Marshall Library, Beasley Law Library, EDFAA Library (Nedlands Campus) and J Robin Warren Library (QEII Campus).  
  • Ezone 
    Study space is available at Ezone with a mixture of meeting rooms, open collaboration spaces, social spaces and casual areas.  Ezone has bookable spaces through resource booker and is open 7am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends. 
  • Parents Rooms 
    Alternative Parent Room facilities are available at Barry J Marshall Library and J Robin Warren Library. 
  • Resource Room
    The resource room in Reid library remains inaccessible due to building works. Alternative Resource Room facilities are available at Barry J Marshall Library.


Other Services

  • TechDesk
    The TechDesk drop-in service is operating on the ground floor of Barry J Marshall Library, 9am-4pm Monday-Friday during  semester. 

Improvements and innovation

The University Library is focused on continual improvement and operational excellence, through measuring what we do, benchmarking against others and reporting to the UWA community.

We undertake regular surveys and proactively listen and respond to student and staff feedback.  The next Library Survey will be conducted in H1 2025.

You can contact us to provide feedback about your experience using the University Library.

Thank You - Library Survey 2022

Nearly 2,000 students completed our survey and we want to thank everyone who gave their valuable time to help us understand how to make our library services even better for you.

We’d also like to note that one of the consistent messages to come out of the survey was how satisfied you are with our library staff (shucks). Feedback like this is wonderful for our dedicated teams and we appreciate your kind words.

In the survey, you identified some key areas for improvement to make your UWA library experience a more productive and enjoyable experience for you. We wanted to name the areas that we’ll be working on, based on your feedback, and continue to update you as we make improvements. As always, we welcome your ongoing feedback all year round as first and foremost, our libraries are community spaces and we want to work with you to make them as fantastic as they can be.

Key areas for improvement:

  • Faster log in speeds and more reliable wifi
  • More power points and charging stations
  • Greater respect for silent zones
  • Cleaner spaces
  • Extra seating for both individuals and groups 
  • More specific filtering and exporting options on OneSearch
  • Longer opening hours 
  • Updated signage on how to print and how to navigate the libraries
  • Easier access to Unit Readings 
  • Simplified website design
  • More face to face and online sessions on introductory workshops

As we action your requested improvements, we’ll let you know on UWA Students Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and in your monthly newsletter, 360 Degrees, which you can find in your student email.

See the action plan here.

Workshops and events

The Library offers a range of engaging workshops and events for students, researchers and other members of the UWA community.

View our full calendar of events, including research support workshops and more.

All workshops and events

Stay in touch

Contact us to receive help and support from our friendly, knowledgeable staff. 


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