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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
library-volunteers@curtin.edu.au.

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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Get a head START @ your library

By Curtin Library 5 February 2010 News & events Comments off

Take a 30 minute tour of Robertson Library to discover facilities and services to help with your study and take the opportunity to meet our friendly library staff.

There is no need to book. Just come to the Lounge @ your library on level 2 five minutes before the tour is due to start. Check our schedule for tour times in Prep Week, Start Up Week and Week 1 for Semester 1 2010.

After the tour library staff will point out some very useful sites from the library home page to help you to “Get a head Start”.

Ask at Murray Street, Kalgoorlie and Muresk campus libraries to find what tours are offered.

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Mobile library for students on the move

By Curtin Library 5 February 2010 News & events Comments off

Curtin Library Mobile is optimised for a range of mobile devices to provide you with easy access to key library information and services while you’re on the move. We know that on your mobile every byte downloaded counts so Curtin Library Mobile uses minimal graphics and has been designed to download quickly.

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