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Our Campus Libraries acquire a range of resources in support of the teaching and research programmes of ECU. Location of print collections reflects courses taught at the respective campuses.

We have expanded our collection of online resources, with an increase in the number of online journals, databases, e-Book collections and online videos.

We are further developing research collections, in particular online databases and research journals. In addition, higher degree students and staff also have access to the document delivery service for materials not held at an ECU Campus Library.

New Library resources added to the collections over the previous week can be viewed in the Library catalogue at 'new items'. You can also set up preferred searches in the catalogue and an email alert for new items under your personal login.


Part of our online collection includes the A-Z list of databases, which you can search by subject, database type or vendor.


The collection strengths of this Campus Library include psychology, community services, natural and biomedical sciences, computing, engineering, security sciences, business, education, aviation, exercise and health sciences.

Test Collection

Educational tests are held in the Teaching Collection.

Mount Lawley

The collection strengths of the Campus Library include communications, media studies and interactive multimedia, education, social sciences, music and 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.

The May O'Brien Collection is located within the ECU Archives. Please contact or call +61 6 304 2915.

Music Collection

A separate collection of sound recordings, music scores, music books and journals is located at the Mount Lawley Campus Library.

The collection mostly features 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 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, this collection 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.

South West Campus

The collection strengths of the South West Campus Library include rural and community services, social work, business, computing, education and writing. The Library also houses the ECU Australian Literature Collection.

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