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Suggestion: catalogue problems

By Sara Culverhouse 26 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

The report error link does not work. I have found several on-line books that do not link to the correct book or require a purchase of the hard copy.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. Broken links can be caused by many different reasons and we are happy to help you. The fastest way to get help is to supply specific details of the titles where you encountered errors and problems. Please use the LibAnswers form to submit your query for investigation.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Internet access

By Curtin Library 21 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I am Post Grad student at ECU Joondalup. I live nearby Curtin and I Wish that I can utilise the internet facility at Curtin.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your question.

Students from other WA Universities are able to access the internet on their own devices using the Eduroam wireless facility while at Curtin campuses.  So you are able to access the internet while at Curtin.

Students at other WA Universities can also apply to become reciprocal clients of the University Library.  This provides access to a range of services, resources and facilities but not to the majority of Curtin provided online resources.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Level 2 lighting

By Curtin Library 21 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Would it be possible to stop the lights on level 2 from continuously dimming and glowing. It gets really irritating.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback.  The lighting contractors are actively investigating and are aware of the need to resolve this urgently.  I apologise for the inconvenience and hope that this will be corrected as soon as possible.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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ANZAC Day opening hours

By Curtin Library 20 April 2016 News & events Comments off

Please note that Library opening hours will change due to ANZAC Day on Monday 25 April 2016.

Robertson Library

Robertson Library’s opening hours will not be affected by ANZAC Day. The Enquiries Desk will operate over reduced hours from 9am to 5pm on Monday 25 April.

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library’s opening hours will not be affected by ANZAC Day. The Library will be unstaffed, with swipe card access from 9am to 9pm.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

Sunday 24 April Closes at midnight
Monday 25 April Closed
Tuesday 26 April Swipe access from 6am, full service recommences at 8am.
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Suggestion: Library temperature

By Curtin Library 19 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Room 6.104 is very cold! is there a possibility to adjust the temperature a little? Cheers

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback and question. I understand from the University staff who look after the air conditioning, it is difficult to get the balance right and it can depend on the number of students in the building. The situation is currently under investigation and we hope it will be resolved soon.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Feedback: Library temperature

By Curtin Library 18 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Just wanted to comment on the temperature setting. In previous semesters, it got freezing in the evening.
I have to say, on level 3, at 1800, the temperature is wonderful. Can still sit here in my daytime clothes, without a blanket!
Happy :)

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback.  I am glad that the environment is conducive to your studies.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Emergency response exercise – Monday 18 April

By Curtin Library 14 April 2016 News & events Comments off

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Curtin University will be conducting a combined emergency response exercise on the Bentley campus on Monday 18 April 2016, 7pm-9pm in Robertson Library (building 105).

How does this affect me?

During the exercise the Library will be evacuated and closed. The Library is expected to re-open after 9pm. While it may look like a real incident, it will be an exercise only.

Why?

The conduct of emergency response exercises is part of Curtin’s ongoing effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and students.

First responders (security, wardens, first aiders, etc.) and the Emergency Management Team work together to coordinate the response to emergency situations, such as flood, fire, chemical spills or other hazards, which could potentially pose a risk to the Curtin community. Exercises such as this enable them to test and refine emergency response procedures.

 

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Suggestion: computer brightness

By Curtin Library 12 April 2016 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Computers should be able to change the brightness level as some of the desktops are very high in brightness and needs to adjust this.

The Library responds…

The brightness on Library computers can be adjusted using buttons on the monitors. If you need any help, please ask a member of Library staff for assistance.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Making your Library better

By Curtin Library 12 April 2016 Highlights News & events Comments off

You told us some Library computers were too close together. We’ve increased the space between computers to give you room to spread out.

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FORM artwork on Robertson Library

By Curtin Library 11 April 2016 News & events Comments off

As part of the exciting University FORM Project two outside walls of the Robertson Library will be transformed over the next two weeks.

The project will mean some restrictions on access to the Library Equity entrance but the main entrances of the Library will be unaffected. Clients wishing to use the Equity entrance on the north side of the Library will need to be personally escorted to and from the entrance. University staff will be onsite to do this over the whole period of the project. The Library apologises for any inconvenience this causes.

In the event you use the Equity entrance and are experiencing difficulty please phone 9266 7166.

This is an exciting project that will contribute to the vibrant spaces on campus. We hope you enjoy watch the paintings on the building unfold. As it does tell us what you think!

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