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Find what you need in the Library Catalogue

By Curtin Library 2 March 2011 News & events Comments off

From the Library Catalogue’s single search box you can discover ALL of the library’s resources including:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • DVDs
  • Reserve and e-Reserve collections
  • Curtin research papers
  • Archive collections
  • PLUS hundreds of millions of online journal articles and e-books.

The library catalogue is simple to use.

  • Easily find what you need
    The items that best match your search terms will be at the top of your search results list.
  • Easily refine your search
    You can refine your search results by topic, collection, resource type, etc. to focus on the most relevant results using the “facets” feature on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Access full text articles
    You can access online resources and available full text articles by clicking the “online resource” links in the search results.

Other things you can do with the catalogue:

  • Personalise the catalogue
    After logging in, you can save your searches or store saved articles in your e-shelf, run saved searches again, and even request notifications via email or RSS of new results for your saved searches. Within e-shelf you can also view your borrower information.
  • Use social networking features
    In the upgraded catalogue you can tag, rate and review library items and share these with others.

Help
The library catalogue search box is available from the library’s homepage. There is an online library guide which explains more fully all the features of the catalogue.

As always we are interested in your feedback so please feel free to leave a comment.

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Opening hours for first semester

By Curtin Library 24 February 2011 Highlights Comments off

From 28 February Robertson Library will be open:

Monday to Thursday 7am to 9.30pm (limited service 7-8am)
Friday 7am to 8pm (limited service 7-8am and 6-8pm)
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5.45pm

Between 7-8am Monday to Friday mornings clients can use library computers, print, copy, collect books on hold, borrow material and use study spaces on all levels. Rovers will be on hand to assist clients with wireless connection, printing, etc.

Between 6-8pm on Fridays we will offer the same service limited to levels 2 and 3. The other floors will be closed from 6pm.

Enquiry desk services will be available from 8am to 9.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5.45pm Friday and 10am to 5.45pm weekends.

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Muresk Library reopened

By Curtin Library 2 February 2011 News & events Comments off

Power has been restored to Muresk Library and it is open again after the storm. Check the website for opening hours.

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Muresk Library closed due to storm

By Curtin Library 31 January 2011 News & events Comments off

Muresk Library is closed due to recent storm damage. We aim to reopen the library on Wednesday 2 February and apologize for any inconvenience.

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WA Folklore Archive website available

By Pauline Lloyd 1 December 2010 News & events Comments off

The WA Folklore Archive was launched at Curtin on Wednesday 1 December. The Archive records, preserves and gives the public access to the rich folk traditions, past and present, of Western Australia. It is the only state folklore archive in Australia and provides a unique and valuable resource for research, education and tourism. Professor Graham Seal from the Australian Folklore Research Unit at Curtin donated the Archive to Curtin University Library in 2008.
The website provides an engaging introduction to the Archive, its history, and the material it holds, as well as access to the searchable online archive which includes full text content. Library staff will be progressively adding more digitised material over the coming year.
The website is accessible via http://john.curtin.edu.au/folklore

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Opening Hours in Semester Break

By Pauline Lloyd 23 November 2010 Highlights Comments off

The Robertson Library will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.45pm during semester break.
Please note that we will be closed on the weekends.
For information about Branch Libraries please refer to http://library.curtin.edu.au/about/

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Library catalogue upgrade

By Curtin Library 16 November 2010 Highlights Comments off

The Library Catalogue is now much BIGGER. From a single search box you can discover ALL of the library’s resources including:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • DVDs
  • Reserve and e-Reserve collections
  • Curtin research papers
  • Archive collections
  • PLUS hundreds of millions of online journal articles and e-books.

The Library Catalogue just got much SIMPLER

  • Easily find what you need
    The items that best match your search terms will be at the top of your search results list.
  • Easily refine your search
    You can refine your search results by topic, collection, resource type, etc. to focus on the most relevant results using the “facets” feature on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Access full text articles
    You can access online resources and available full text articles by clicking the “online resource” links in the search results.

The Library Catalogue just got much FRIENDLIER

  • Personalise the catalogue
    After logging in, you can save your searches or store saved articles in your e-shelf, run saved searches again, and even request notifications via email or RSS of new results for your saved searches. Within e-shelf you can also view your borrower information.
  • Use social networking features
    In the upgraded catalogue you can tag, rate and review library items and share these with others.

Help
There is an online libguide which explains more fully all the new features of the catalogue.

How do I connect to the new library catalogue?
The catalogue will be available from the library’s homepage, simply input your search terms into the search box. If you have the Library Catalogue bookmarked you don’t need to do anything – simply start using the upgraded version from 29 November.

As always we are interested in your feedback so please feel free to leave a comment.

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Murray St Library services from 10 November

By Curtin Library 4 November 2010 News & events Comments off

The Murray Street Library will temporarily close during the major refurbishment of the CGSB building after 10 November 2010.

However, library services are still available to CGSB students and staff during this time. We know you value the service provided by the Murray Street Library and aim to provide the best possible service during the refurbishment.

More details about the Murray Street Library service are available on our website.

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Considerate use of the library

By Curtin Library 29 October 2010 News & events Comments off

As exam time approaches, we ask that you are especially mindful of your fellow library users. Please make sure you:

  • Observe absolute silence in the marked silent areas on levels 4, 5 and 6.
  • Keep noise to a minimum everywhere on levels 4, 5 and 6, as these floors are intended to be quiet study areas. Please keep the volume of discussions low in group study rooms.
  • Use library computers for study purposes only. Please refrain from occupying computers for gaming or social activities when other library users are waiting for computers. Do not leave your computer unattended for long periods (after 10 minutes you may be logged off and your belongings removed to make way for another user).
  • Avoid consuming food and drink which may disturb other library users or damage facilities. Please take hot, messy, smelly food and uncovered drinks to the lounge on level 2.
  • Library staff will be on the lookout for antisocial behaviour. In addition, if you are being disturbed or inconvenienced, you are encouraged to approach library staff or use the Help phones located on all floors to call for assistance. Library users who do not comply with staff instructions may be removed from the building and may face fines.

    The library wishes you every success in your forthcoming exams.

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Extended opening hours for exams

By Curtin Library 13 October 2010 Highlights Comments off

The library will extend its opening hours between 6 – 19 November to help you study for exams. The opening hours will be:

Monday to Friday: 7am to 10.45pm
Weekends: 10am to 10.45 pm

And if you need a silent area for study remember to check out floors 4, 5 and 6 for designated silent areas, including a silent computer area on level 5. These areas are monitored to help ensure that silence is observed. It is your right to study in peace so don’t be afraid to approach a staff member or use the help phone to call for assistance if noise levels become distracting.

Good luck with your exams!

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