The collection strengths of the campus Library include communications, media studies and interactive multimedia, computing, information science, education, social sciences, music and the visual and performing arts.
A special collection of material donated by May O'Brien, which covers significant developments in aboriginal education in Western Australia and other aspects of indigenous issues. It includes reports, journals, conference papers, curriculum materials and books.
To access this collection you will need to ask for assistance from the Enquiries desk staff at the Mount Lawley campus Library and present your University ID card. Materials in this collection are not for loan.
A separate collection of sound recordings, music scores, music books and journals is located at the Mount Lawley campus Library.
The collection includes mainly classical music, jazz and musical theatre. Music scores are arranged according to the British Catalogue of Music (BCM) numbering system. Music sound recordings are arranged numerically by an X sequence of numbers (for LP records) or a Y sequence (for CDs and cassettes). Listening facilities are provided adjacent to the music collection.
This comprehensive microfiche collection of over 3,000 items includes both primary and secondary materials, about Japan between the 16th century and World War II as witnessed by missionaries, traders, government workers, travellers and so on. Titles were selected by Kenneth E. Carpenter from several bibliographies and titles are available mainly in English although there are some written in French, German and Italian. This microfiche collection is shelved at MF 952 WES on Level 4 of the Mount Lawley campus Library.
The purpose of this collection is to preserve and make available for scholars and researchers of the future, material in the following categories:
The collection also includes donations from several individuals associated with education in Western Australia: P. Barrett, Clive Hamer, Keith McLean, Thomas Sten, and Neil Traylen.
Donated to the Arts Faculty by Dharmasoka Laksiri Jayasuriya, consists of materials on immigration and multiculturalism. A second donation of material was received from the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Items are housed in locked compactus at the Mount Lawley campus Library. For access please speak to Library staff.