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Library Services Disruptions 

Changes to Reid Library Collections

During the mid-year semester break, the Reid Library collections will be reorganised to increase availability of individual and silent study spaces and make it easier for users to locate items and browse the collections. As part of this reorganisation all collections except for High Demand and Special Collections will be moved and relocated to level 3. This will allow for more study spaces on level 2. Low-use items will be moved to offsite storage, but users can still request them via OneSearch.

This work will commence on 19 June and continue until 24 July. During this time there will be some minor disruptions to collection access, increased noise and interruption to lift access. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience. Look for signage each day to find out which parts of the collections are affected.

Borrowing items from the Reid Library collection

Books and other borrowable material

Books in the Reid Library can be requested via OneSearch. Sign into OneSearch, search for the item and check its availability. Use the ‘request’ button to nominate a pickup location and you will receive an email notification when the item is available for collection. If the item is in the building, we will retrieve it for you within 1-2 business days. Some items may be in transit to storage in which case it may take up to a week to get hold of them.


Staff/Postgraduate Students
Journal articles can be requested viaOneSearch

High Demand collection

The high demand material will remain available on the ground floor as usual.

If you cannot find or access a particular item, ask at the Information Desk for help.

Finding a quiet study space in Reid Library

Level 1 of Reid has many quiet study desks available. Alternatively check out our other library locations. We are happy to advise of current alternative options.

Lift access

The lift will be unavailable during this period but if required ask staff at the ground floor Information Desk.

If you have any questions about accessing the Reid Library collections, lift or study spaces please Contact Us.

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

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