Using the Library – postgraduate coursework students

Library support services and facilities to help you with your studies.

The Library can help you with advanced search strategies and literature reviews, managing your references and keeping up to date with the latest publications. Explore our self-guided options or make an appointment with a faculty librarian. Choose from a range of dedicated postgraduate study spaces or almost 5,000 spaces across all our libraries.


We can help you set up and get connected to the UWA systems that you will be depending on throughout your course, and guide you to the finding your Unit Readings and information for your first assignments.

O-Week checklist

Things I really need to do before the end of O-Week:

  • Set up my Pheme account.
  • Connect to Unifi (UWA’s Wi-Fi).
  • Log in to LMS (Learning Management System).
  • Attend a library workshop to get all my devices set up and connected.
  • Attend a library workshop ‘Exploring your Library online’.

Week 1 Study CONNECT checklist

Need to get started on your Week 1 readings? Look for a Unit Readings link in the LMS menu in your unit. Unit Readings provides access to course materials identified by Unit Coordinators as being important for your units.
If you haven’t already, look for the ACE unit in your LMS and complete it early in the semester. This will help you to understand the UWA academic environment.

  • Check for Unit Readings link in LMS menu in each unit.
  • Start the ACE unit.

Week 2 checklist

Be sure to complete your ACE unit early in your studies.  Look for it in your LMS. You can go back to this unit at any time for a refresher.

Library workshops

Experienced librarians offer a regular program of workshops in areas such as literature searching, data discovery and management.

Browse workshops


Explore our Study Support page for all our online self-guided resources, referencing tips, Library Survival Guides, workshops and a variety of links to how we can help you face-to-face.

Study Support

Ask a faculty librarian

We’re here to help you with advanced search strategies and literature reviews, managing your references and keeping up to date with the latest publications.

Ask a librarian

Finding and managing information

Spaces and facilities

Nearly 5,000 study spaces are available across the University’s six libraries. A range of study zones means you can study with friends, with a coffee, with a view, or focus alone and in silence – the choice is yours.

Our libraries offer a range of facilities, including PCs, power points, charging stations, Wi-Fi, printing, copying, scanning, 3D printing, group study rooms, digital screens and whiteboards for collaboration, a parents room, universal access bathrooms, filtered hot and cold water, microwaves and more.

Our libraries offer opening hours to suit your study habits and activities on campus, including evening and weekend opening hours and 24/7 periods during pre-exam study breaks.

Postgraduate study spaces

Dedicated postgraduate spaces are available at the Reid Library, second floor, and Barry J Marshall Library, third floor.

Library opening hours   Postgraduate spaces


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