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Mount Lawley Campus

Mount Lawley Campus

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.

May O'Brien Collection

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.

Music Collection

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.

Western books on Asia: Japan

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.

Western Australian Teaching and Curriculum Collection (WATCC)

The purpose of this collection is to preserve and make available for scholars and researchers of the future, material in the following categories:

  • Items that were used by teachers and students in Western Australian schools. These include curriculum materials, materials used by teachers in preparing and delivering lessons, and materials held in school libraries.
  • Items that were used for the education of teachers in Western Australia, if ECU holdings are the last in Australia.
  • Anything published about education in Western Australia, irrespective of the publisher’s location.
  • Anything published by the WA Department of Education and related institutions, such as WA independent schools, Catholic Education Office, etc.
  • Items created by students of the former teachers' colleges as part of their coursework.
  • All formats will be included, for example unpublished manuscripts, books, serials, audio visuals, government documents and records, realia, ephemeral material, electronic publications and personal records.

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.

Intercultural Research Collection (Jayasuriya Collection)

Donated to ECU 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 on Level 4 at the Mount Lawley campus Library. Items are not for loan.

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