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WA Day Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 1 June 2017 News & events No Comments »

Please note the Library opening hours for WA Day on Monday 5 June 2017.

Robertson Library

Robertson Library’s opening hours will not be affected by WA Day.

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will not be staffed on WA Day. Swipe card access will remain in place from 9am – 9pm.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library’s opening hours will not be affected by WA Day.

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library 

The JCPML will be closed on WA Day.

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Silent on six – starting soon

By Curtin Library 1 June 2017 News & events No Comments »

To help you study for exams, level six will be a silent zone from 5 June to 23 June 2017. Extra Library staff will be patrolling the area to keep disruptions to a minimum level.

Talking and eating food is not permitted in silent zones.

Levels two, three, four and five have areas for group study and discussions.

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Interactive Copyright Resource Guide

By Curtin Library 1 June 2017 Research Students Teaching and Learning No Comments »

The unprecedented volume and variety of information now available through the Internet provides Curtin staff and students with a vast and ever evolving resource from which to source and repurpose content.

The possibilities are indeed endless, surely only limited by our own creativity?

Well, actually it’s not that simple. While content on the Internet is free to access, it is not always free to use.

To help you navigate the information landscape, the Library has created a new interactive copyright guide to help you understand Copyright and how it applies to your particular situation.

copyright blog

Select your response to two quick questions and your copyright obligations are clearly explained.


Curious? Investigate here.

For further information visit the Copyright at Curtin website at


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Suggestion: level 5 wi-fi

By Curtin Library 31 May 2017 Facilities No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, the student wifi on Level 5, particularly in the post-grad and VC student’s room, constantly drops out. It makes studying super difficult. It would be swell if you could make it work better.

The Library responds…

Thanks for letting us know, we’ll put a call into Curtin’s IT department to get it checked out

Colin Sinclair
Curtin University Library

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National Reconciliation Week

By Curtin Library 31 May 2017 News & events No Comments »

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey; the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision respectively. The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’.

A handy list of Library resources relating to National Reconciliation Week and Aboriginal culture can be found here.

To learn more about what’s happening around the University, see this poster.

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Power outages

By Curtin Library 31 May 2017 News & events No Comments »

Bentley campus power outages are currently affecting Robertson Library, including our computers. Please save your work frequently if you’re using a Library computer to avoid losing your work.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and appreciate your patience as campus technicians fix this issue.

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Out of order: lift two

By Curtin Library 26 May 2017 News & events No Comments »

Please note that lift two in Robertson Library is currently out of order.

The Library apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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2017 JCPML Anniversary Lecture

By Curtin Library 25 May 2017 Library Services JCPML News & events Comments off

The 2017 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture will be presented by The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Anniversary Lecture commemorates the anniversary of John Curtin’s death on 5 July 1945. Curtin was the only Australian Prime Minister to represent a Western Australian seat in the House of Representatives and led his country during the most critical phase of World War II. The JCPML recognises Curtin’s significant contribution to Australian society.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Time: 4.45pm: Registration
5.00pm – 6.00pm: JCPML Anniversary Lecture
6.00pm: Light refreshments
Location: Curtin Stadium
Building 111
Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley

Event registration

Please register by Wednesday 21 June. This is a complimentary event, however places are limited and a registration is required to attend.

Julia Gillard-31-smallAbout Julia Gillard

The Honourable Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. Ms Gillard was the first woman to serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister. On Australia Day 2017, Ms Gillard was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Further information

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you register and we will contact you to provide assistance.

For information about disability services at Curtin, please visit

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Book donation

By Curtin Library 24 May 2017 News & events Comments off

Many thanks to Fran Ackermann who has donated two books to Curtin University Library:

  • Making Strategy: mapping out strategic success by Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden


  • Visual Strategy: strategy mapping for public and non-profit organizations by John M. Bryson, Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden


Fran Ackermann is the Dean, Research & Development, Curtin Business School. FranFran has two major research interests: complex project management and strategy development. Together with Professor Colin Eden, Fran has developed an approach to strategy making that is extensively used in organisations and has been adopted in a number of university courses.

Both Making Strategy: mapping out strategic success and Visual Strategy: strategy mapping for public and non-profit organizations are available from the Library.

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Suggestion: lighting

By Curtin Library 23 May 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

The ceiling lights above the group study tables on floor 2 appear to sporadically change in brightness. Could the brightness of these lights be set to a constant value, as the adjusting light conditions can be distracting.

Thank you.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback regarding the lights on level 2. These lights are set up to automatically dim in the evenings if the area is unoccupied. I will ask for Library staff to investigate and report if these are not behaving as expected and are causing a distraction.

Barbara Parnaby
Curtin University Library

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