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Suggestion: Cintiq

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… This is just a note about the library Cintiq. I am a Design student who has used Cintiqs in the past and find this one nearly impossible to use due to the way it it set up. Firstly it is on a round table which means you cannot rest your […]

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Happy Open Access Week!

Happy Open Access Week! Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions, driven by the philosophy of public access to publicly-funded research. Open access can provide significant benefits to the community, to you and to your research. Curtin University Library supports open access and makes open access […]

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Suggestion: Considerate Use of the Library

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I am studying at the postgrad section on the 5th floor, it is a silent room (no talking, no food) but unluckily there are students ignore it they talked and discussed with their friends, and also ate a banana while talked. Please, can you consider others if you work in a […]

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Library Student Assistants wanted for 2020

Register now for Library Student Assistant positions for the T. L. Robertson Library (Perth 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. The current pay rate is $31.44/hour. This is a casual rate which […]

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Suggestion: Use of Mobile Phones

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I know the level three area of the library has relaxed rules for the use of items such as mobile phones, however, having people walking around the work areas chatting away or sitting at their work station and holding a conversation is still a major distraction. The whole point of […]

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Suggestion: Airflow in the Library

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, is there a way we can get some fresh air into library, especially the quiet rooms. Not only do they get really warm when they are busy but they smell a lot. The Library responds… Thank you for your feedback regarding the airflow in the Library. This will be […]

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Suggestion: Air Conditioning

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… The library’s temperature seems way too cold. Isn’t room temp around 24 degrees? Definitely doesn’t feel like that. I know it’s summer, however, if you sit in the library for a long period, your body gets adjusted and regardless of the temperature outside, it’s just too cold. The Library responds… […]

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2019 JCPML Anniversary Lecture – video now available

The 2019 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture, ‘What is the Point of Reconciliation?’ presented by Kerry O’Brien, is now available online. The video is closed captioned and can be viewed here. A transcript of the lecture can be read here. An edited version of the lecture was also submitted by Kerry O’Brien to The […]

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Kalgoorlie Campus library closure – Saturday 19 October

Curtin Kalgoorlie library will be closed this coming Saturday, Saturday 19 October, due to electrical maintenance and the replacement of a transformer by Western Power. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Suggestion: Referencing Guides

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… My suggestion is for the reference guides. For the chicago referencing style, there are 2 versions, one with (author, date) and one using numbering and footnotes. It would be nice to include the footnotes system in the referencing guide as it is much more useful for those studying science/ engineering […]

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