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Suggestion: level 5 wi-fi

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, the student wifi on Level 5, particularly in the post-grad and VC student’s room, constantly drops out. It makes studying super difficult. It would be swell if you could make it work better. The Library responds… Thanks for letting us know, we’ll put a call into Curtin’s IT department […]

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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey; the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision respectively. The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. A handy list of Library resources relating to National Reconciliation Week and Aboriginal culture can be […]

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Power outages

Bentley campus power outages are currently affecting Robertson Library, including our computers. Please save your work frequently if you’re using a Library computer to avoid losing your work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and appreciate your patience as campus technicians fix this issue.

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Out of order: lift two

Please note that lift two in Robertson Library is currently out of order. The Library apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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2017 JCPML Anniversary Lecture

The 2017 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture will be presented by The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Anniversary Lecture commemorates the anniversary of John Curtin’s death on 5 July 1945. Curtin was the only Australian Prime Minister to represent […]

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Book donation

Many thanks to Fran Ackermann who has donated two books to Curtin University Library: Making Strategy: mapping out strategic success by Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden Visual Strategy: strategy mapping for public and non-profit organizations by John M. Bryson, Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden Fran Ackermann is the Dean, Research & Development, Curtin Business School. […]

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Suggestion: lighting

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… The ceiling lights above the group study tables on floor 2 appear to sporadically change in brightness. Could the brightness of these lights be set to a constant value, as the adjusting light conditions can be distracting. Thank you. The Library responds… Thank you for the feedback regarding the lights […]

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Suggestion: charging station

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I appreciate the usefulness of the library providing a charging station for people to use. However, I think the one on floor 2 would be more useful if it were moved closer to the café. That way people could keep an eye on their charging devices while they eat. Thank […]

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Suggestion: assistance animals

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Just a suggestion, but in your set of rules you have stated that only Guide Dogs are allowed in the library (6.4). You may want to update this to include all assistance animals. I am sure no one would remove an assistance animal but the rules set out may make […]

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Suggestion: staff

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Your front desk staff are abysmal. I can’t believe the library allows such rude people to work on the desk where they are responsible for interacting with patrons and helping. Let me tell you, there are several front desk staff who are consistently rude, abrupt, and condescending. My friends and […]

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