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Get to know the Library

Are you starting at Curtin this semester, or want a refresher on the Library? Make sure you come along to our Orientation Week and Week 1 activities to learn how to use the Library and maximise your marks this semester. Library tours Discover the great facilities and resources at Robertson Library. Your opportunity to ask […]

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Robertson Library level 2 – some areas closed on 18 July

Please note that parts of Robertson Library level 2 will be closed on Tuesday 18 July for a Library function. Levels 3 to 6 will be unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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New catalogue – tell us what you think

What do you think of our new look catalogue? We’d love to hear your thoughts, please complete our survey to give us your feedback.

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Looking for eShelf?

Looking for eShelf in the new look Library catalogue? It’s now called My Favourites. For instructions on how to use this feature and further information, see the Using the Library Catalogue LibGuide.

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Curtin Libraries around the world

Curtin University has campus and partner libraries from all over the world. We asked each library to write about themselves and send in a photo to share their unique perspective. Robertson Library (Perth, Australia) Robertson Library is located at the heart of the Curtin University Bentley campus in Perth, Australia. The five floor space houses […]

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Remapping the map collection

Curtin University Library is currently appraising an interesting collection of maps, with the intention to make these available to staff and students. The maps are from collections kept at Robertson Library and Kalgoorlie Campus Library (now WA School of Mines Library) and total approximately 1,500 items. The collection includes a variety of maps: Geological and […]

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Library Student Assistants – an important part of the Library team

Robertson Library employs forty students to shelve, assist clients, enforce library rules, clean and tidy specific areas, troubleshoot problems with library equipment and provide administrative and collections support. Employing students results in positive outcomes for the library, for clients, and for the library student assistants themselves. As they patrol and work on all library floors, […]

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Meet Janice Chan, Acting Manager Research Services

I have been with Curtin University Library since 2014, and am currently the Acting Manager, Research Services. I’m responsible for the operational management of the Research Services team and the development of Library research services. My team: look after Curtin’s institutional repository espace, provide training and support for research data management and data publishing, give […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

2017 marks 50 years since the inauguration of the Western Australian Institute of Technology, which later became Curtin University. The Library is commemorating this important milestone alongside the rest of Curtin University with a number of events and projects. Campus tours and historic photos The Library forms part of the University’s campus tours for former […]

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Julia Gillard delivers the JCPML Anniversary Lecture

Former Prime Minister the Honourable Julia Gillard AC delivered the 2017 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture to an audience of over 1200 attendees at Curtin Stadium. The lecture was held on Wednesday 28 June 2017 and was titled ‘Great reform requires courage’. It acknowledged Prime Minister John Curtin’s mental health struggles and the […]

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