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Exhibition on display at Kalgoorlie

By Curtin Library 14 April 2010 News & events Comments off

The JCPML travelling exhibition Menzies, Fadden, Curtin and the Japanese Envoy is on display at the Kalgoorlie Campus Library from 12 April to 30 June 2010.

All are welcome to come and view during library opening hours.

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Need help researching your assignment?

By Curtin Library 12 April 2010 News & events Comments off

Try our new interactive tutorials to help you find and use information for your assignments. These are short, visual tutorials that take you through 7 essential steps:

  • understanding your reading list
  • finding items on your reading list
  • analysing your assignment topic
  • finding books on your topic
  • finding journal articles on your topic
  • evaluating your resources
  • understanding referencing.
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Library trials 7am opening

By Curtin Library 12 April 2010 Highlights Comments off

From 19 April Robertson Library will open its doors from 7am on weekdays until the end of semester (25 June).

Trialling the new hours is a response to direct feedback and CASS survey comments that students need time in the library before classes commence. Clients will have:

  • access to all floors;
  • use of computers and other technology;
  • access to self-serve facilities such as borrowing and Reserve.

Library rovers will be on hand to help with any technology-based queries and the normal enquiry and loans desk service will operate from 8am.

As this is a trial we are very interested in your feedback so please leave a comment to let us know what you think of the earlier opening and help us evaluate this trial.

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Muresk Campus closed 7-9 April

By Pauline Lloyd 8 April 2010 News & events Comments off

The Curtin Muresk Campus will be without power on Wednesday 7 and  Friday 9 April 2010.  Therefore the Muresk Campus Library will be closed on these dates.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Win one of 5 Hoyts double passes

By Curtin Library 29 March 2010 News & events Comments off

The Library is looking for 50 students to help with a project on finding information. It will take just 10 minutes of your time online. To volunteer simply send your email address to

We have extended the deadline so to be considered for the prize draw you need to volunteer by Thursday 1 April.

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Library system upgrades 2-4 April

By Curtin Library 23 March 2010 News & events Comments off

Some Library services, such as the Catalogue, Gecko, Find it, eSpace and JCPML ERA may be unavailable between 6am Friday 2 April, until 6pm Sunday 4 April, 2010. This is due to system upgrades. We apologise for any inconvienence.

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From the suggestion box…

By Curtin Library 9 March 2010 News & events Comments off

Could you please build a disabled toilet (wheelchairs). From level 5.

The library responds…

Thank you for your suggestion. Over the recent summer break the toilets on level 5 of Robertson Library were upgraded and a new toilet with wheelchair facilities was installed. It is located near the lifts in the foyer on level 5.  For other improvements over the summer check out our post on What’s new in the library.

Lynne Vautier
Associate Director
Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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What's new in the library?

By Curtin Library 24 February 2010 News & events Comments off

Robertson Library has had a mini makeover during the summer break. Improvements are still under way, but you will already see a difference on levels 2, 3 and 5.


 On level 2 we have:

  • replaced the glass partitioning with a new half-glazed wall;
  • provided additional casual seating with new bench seats and table tops planned for installation along the wall;
  • plans to add booth-style seating and tables in the group study area to reflect those already in the iZone;
  • removed old carrels and will replace them with new, larger carrels providing power to make it simpler to plug in your laptop or other mobile device;
  • painted and recarpeted some areas.

 On level 3 we have:

  • relocated the computer workstations from level 2, replacing some older carrels;
  • enhanced computer access with the addition of three new workstations and computers to one of the existing ‘pods’;
  • plans to add newer style carrels with individual power points.

 On level 5 we have:

  • added four new group study rooms with plentiful power points for you to plug in mobile devices;
  • plans to install a Smartboard in one of the bookable group study rooms;
  • put in new, larger tables in some of the other group study rooms;
  • completely renovated the toilets near the lifts;
  • installed a new unisex disabled toilet.   

 So come into the library soon and check out our makeover progress.


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Library Easter Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 22 February 2010 News & events Comments off

2-5 April – all Curtin libraries closed.
Tuesday 6 April – Robertson Library (Bentley campus) open 10am – 5.45pm. All other Curtin libraries closed.
Wednesday 7 April – normal hours resume.

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Document Delivery upgrade 8-15 February

By Curtin Library 5 February 2010 News & events Comments off

Curtin Library’s interlibrary loans and Document Delivery Service is undergoing a significant upgrade that will provide some exciting new features when complete. As a result the service will be unavailable from 8-15 February 2010.

New features to look out for over the coming weeks include improved searching, clients to have the ability to check progress on their requests and access to Document Delivery from OASIS.

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