Skip to content
Curtin University
Library blog

Suggestion: Book donations

By Curtin Library 5 February 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

The free-books shelves that you have in the former Makerspace area – instead of “discarding” the leftover ones, as it says on the side sign, wouldn’t it be better to donate them into the ‘Good Sammy’ bin located on campus? I’m happy to take them over, myself. I work in the CHIRI building, and take breaks walking across campus.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your suggestion regarding donating books to charities.  We have considered this in the past and from our enquiries we found charities are often unable to handle large volumes of donations (which soon build up in their donation bins).  We also had feedback that the types of books we are discarding (out of date textbooks) are difficult to sell,  representing very little value to the charities themselves.  For these reasons we have sought alternative means of finding the books new homes.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager, Curtin Library

 

 

Bookmark and Share

CASS survey – catalogue

By Curtin Library 2 February 2018 News & events Comments off

You told us about your issues with the new Library catalogue, here’s what we did.

Catalogue

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

Bookmark and Share

Temporary silent room closure

By Curtin Library 22 January 2018 News & events Comments off

Please be advised that the silent rooms on level 4 and 5 will be closed for electrical upgrades during the week starting Monday 22 January.

The silent room on level 6 will be available for use during this time.

Bookmark and Share

Australia Day closure

By Curtin Library 17 January 2018 Facilities Comments off

The Robertson, Kalgoorlie and CGSB libraries will be closed for Australia Day Friday 26 January. Some Library services may be delayed during this period.

Semester break hours will resume on Monday 29 January 2018.

Bookmark and Share

Temporary closure of silent rooms

By Curtin Library 15 January 2018 News & events Comments off

Please be advised that the silent rooms on level 4 and 5 will be closed for electrical upgrades from Tuesday 16 January to Friday 19 January.

The silent room on level 6 will be available for use during this time.

Bookmark and Share

CGSB Library location change

By Curtin Library 12 January 2018 Facilities Comments off

The Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) Library has returned to the usual location on the first floor of the CGSB building.

During Trimester 1, the Library will be staffed Monday to Thursday from 4.30pm – 8pm.

Please be aware that swipe card access will be required to access the Library outside of these times, and that requested items can only be collected while the Library is staffed.

For help, please call CGSB Library on  +61 8 9266 3388 or Robertson Library (Bentley) on +61 8 9266 7166.

Bookmark and Share

Library end of year closedown

By Curtin Library 13 December 2017 Facilities Comments off

The Robertson Library will be operating on reduced hours 9am-5pm from Monday 18 December until closing for the Christmas and New Year period on Friday 22 December. The Library will remain closed until 9am Wednesday 3 January when it will return to the reduced hours of 9am-5pm until Friday 5 January 2018.

Bookmark and Share

Kalgoorlie Library closure

By Curtin Library 11 December 2017 Facilities Comments off

Please be advised that the Kalgoorlie Library will be closed for the remainder of Monday 11 December 2017.

Bookmark and Share

Suggestion: Computer Issues

By Curtin Library 7 December 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Why does it take 40minutes, 6 computers, 2 computer restarts, and 11 login attempts to finally be able to get on to a computer?

The Library responds…
Thank you for your feedback.  The Library is working with CITS to deploy a new system onto the computers that should rectify the issue.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

Bookmark and Share

Document Delivery Christmas Hours

By Curtin Library 4 December 2017 Facilities Comments off

The Library’s Document Delivery request service will be closed between 11 December 2017 and 4 January 2018 due to the Christmas closure. If you place a request for an article or item from another library, it will be processed from Thursday 4th January 2018, however, there may be some delays while any backlogs are cleared.

Bookmark and Share