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TL Robertson Library re-opening

By Miah De Francesch 1 May 2020 News & events 12 Comments »

From 9am May 4, the TL Robertson Library will be re-opening as a quiet individual study space.

Our services available on re-opening are as follows:

  • A video help-point connected to Library staff is available, as well as our phone and online services
  • Self-service borrowing is available
  • No access to group study rooms

The building will be open via swipe card from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday for Curtin staff and students only.

During this time there will be no face-to-face services. We’ve implemented separate entrance and exit points and increased routine cleaning and hand sanitiser availability to help keep you safe.

Physical distancing rules still apply during this time. Group study is not permitted.

The Library is offering some services remotely. View our full list of available services here.

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  1. Mariam mousa May 6, 2020 3:32pm

    Please consider opening it till 9pm instead of 5pm with classes running in the morning there is no enough time to study and work at night i do understand the abacus labs are still open its just the library is way much better please

    • Curtin Library May 11, 2020 10:40am

      Thank you for the suggestion Mariam. While it is not possible at the moment, the Library is considering what we can do to extend hours while maintaining an appropriate level of safety for our staff and students.

      Barbara Parnaby
      Manager, Curtin University Library

  2. Ross May 11, 2020 4:51pm

    What is considered “group study”? Could two people share a table to collaborate work?

    • Curtin Library May 12, 2020 9:12am

      Hi Ross,

      At this stage, the Library is restricted to individual study only. To ensure the safety of our staff and students, only one person per table is currently allowed. We will let people know via our website and social media when this changes.

  3. fadylla May 12, 2020 11:48am

    I just want to ask I borrowed books and the Overdue are 06/05/2020, 23:59, I came to Library and I asked the staff from the computer and he said I can keep it the books and I will not get any fines because during this situation, but he mentioned about receive email notification from library regards this matter but I did not receive anything. So, I am afraid that I can get any fines because I borrowed 5 books.

    Thank you

    • Curtin Library May 13, 2020 12:10pm

      Hi Fadylla, thanks for your enquiry.

      Please note that with the limited re-opening of the library you may return books through the external returns chute, however you are not required to do so and may keep the books at home. The library is not currently sending any notices about books that you may have on loan and we are not charging any fines during this time. When the library re-opens more fully you may be required to return your items, but in this case we will endeavour to let you know beforehand. Please continue to check the library website for further information on our reopening.

  4. Niea May 16, 2020 9:47pm

    Hi

    Is the library accessible on weekends?

    Thanks.

    • Curtin Library May 18, 2020 9:51am

      Hi Niea, at this point the Library is only open Monday to Friday.

  5. Nina Hermoso May 23, 2020 5:12pm

    I had to come home from an exchange with Curtin Abroad and need longer, later, library hours to accommodate the time difference in Europe and also the fact that the semester began earlier and I currently have final exams online which have to be taken in a studious environment which I do not have at home, aswell as final assessments.

    • Curtin Library May 26, 2020 9:58am

      Hi Nina, it’s great to hear that you’re looking forward to getting back into the Library to continue your studies.

      The Library continues to follow the advice of the State and Federal Governments to ensure the health and safety of Curtin students and staff, and we are looking at how we can increase our opening hours for the lead up to and during exam periods, while continuing to stay in line with COVID -19 restrictions.

      We hope to update details on the Library website very soon.

      Barbara Parnaby
      Manager, Client Engagement

  6. alix May 23, 2020 5:19pm

    I am currently studying primary education which means i do not have final exams, instead i have final assignments worth half and more than half of my final grade due in 2 weeks. As i work during the day i do not have the facilities to study at home like many others, and so the library is where i do my study and complete assignments. The hours of 9-5 however do not work for me as i study at night. I understand government restrictions but the Notre Dame library and The UWA library are open 24 hours however i cannot use these libraries as they are only open for their students.

    • Curtin Library May 26, 2020 9:58am

      Hi Alix, it’s great to hear that you’re looking forward to getting back into the Library to continue your studies.

      The Library continues to follow the advice of the State and Federal Governments to ensure the health and safety of Curtin students and staff, and we are looking at how we can increase our opening hours for the lead up to and during exam periods, while continuing to stay in line with COVID -19 restrictions.

      We hope to update details on the Library website very soon.

      Barbara Parnaby
      Manager, Client Engagement

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