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New Food and Drink policy

The Library has listened to your requests and has reviewed the Food and Drink policy for Robertson Library. Snacks will be allowed on all floors, except the Silent Areas. Hot, messy or odorous foods must still be consumed on level two. Please ensure that you keep the Library clean and comfortable – please see staff […]

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Library Student Assistants wanted for 2017

Register your interest now for a Library Student Assistant position at Robertson Library (Bentley campus). These positions are offered to current Curtin University students only. A current police clearance and proof of citizenship/permanent residence or visa permitting work will also be required for successful applicants. Successful applicants will be rostered for an estimated 8 – 20 hours per week during […]

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Outcomes of Subscriptions Review 2016

The Library Collection Development Group would like to thank the many people who provided input to the review of Library subscriptions in 2016. This exercise was required to ensure that the databases and journals which the Library subscribes to continue to represent good value for money within the parameters of the available budget. Factors taken […]

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Curtin Family Home Lecture

Seventy-five years after he became Prime Minister, Associate Professor Deborah Gare will explore how John Curtin’s actions against conscription in the First World War shaped his approach to Australia’s involvement in the Second. Date: Thursday 17 November 2016 5.45pm for a 6pm start Venue: The Grove Library, cnr Stirling Highway and Leake St Peppermint Grove […]

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Suggestion: study pod use

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi would you be able to get library staff to move on students occupying places like the private study pods on lvl 5 who are using them to watch movies/anime during busy times. It is frustrating when you want a quite place to study and someone is in there watching […]

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Thanks for your Wishing Tree contributions

Thank you for adding your wishes to the Library Wishing Tree. Library staff are going through your wishes to consider as part of our future planning for the building and our services. Common themes from your wishes include: Concerns about noise issues Availability of food and drinks Kitchen and bathroom facilities More space or more […]

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Make a loud t-shirt on Wednesday

Help raise money for Telethon Speech and Hearing by making a loud t-shirt on Get Loud Day, Wednesday 12 October. The Library Makerspace will be running ‘No dye tie dye’ workshops from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Atkinson Forum inside the tepee. Make your own loud t-shirt and support WA children living with a hearing, speech and/or […]

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Suggestion: power outlets

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I have noticed that more desks are slowly getting the powerpoints with usb charging added to them so that people can effectively use their own laptops and smart devices. is this a constant work in progress? as I have noticed level 5 and 6 in particular seem to be lacking […]

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eReserve is changing in 2017 – learn more now

The Library’s new Reading Lists service will replace eReserve in 2017. From 25 November 2016, staff who wish to make resources available to their students through the Library will need to do so through the Reading Lists service. The Library’s Reading Lists service assists teaching staff to make educational resources available to students using an […]

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Suggestion: computer chairs

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, is it possible to call staff when we are looking for computers on say the 3rd floor at a hectic time period like lunch when we see a computer available but another person is using the chair to talk with another person using the computer? I understand that they […]

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