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Semester break opening hours

By Curtin Library 22 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

Curtin Library opening hours will change over the semester break. Please see our libraries’ opening hours below:

Robertson Library (Bentley)

The Library will close at 6pm on 24 November 2017.

SEMESTER BREAK (25/11/17 – 26/2/18)
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Full service, all floors open to all clients.
Saturday – Sunday
Closed

WA School of Mines Library (Kalgoorlie)

The Library will close at 5pm on Friday 24 November.

SEMESTER BREAK (25/11/17 – 26/2/18)
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Full service available.
Saturday – Sunday
Closed

 

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Suggestion: Level 6 Room Availability

By Curtin Library 22 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I noticed the closed computer rooms on 6 and honestly have been really disappointed, I often study there because of the wide tables and good lighting as well as computer availability, to have those rooms closed, especially during the end of semester are a real bummer. I bumped into a library official who said it was because of loud noise complaints, if so could at least 6.106 be opened and library worker rounds increased so that if those people come about they can be removed? I really hope this can be solved by next semester. Thank you

The Library responds…
Thank you for letting us know your study preferences especially around your use of level 6 in the Library. The Library assesses the study environment designed to foster exam preparation on level 6 after each semester and I will make sure your comment and suggestions are included in this process after the end of this semester.

Lynne Vautier
Associate Director
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Food Monitoring in Postgraduate Room

By Curtin Library 20 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi there,

The “no food” rule in the postgraduate room is not being obeyed.

This exam period I have seen people eating everything from apples and potato chips through to kebabs and pizzas (yes, really!)

It is very difficult to concentrate when someone is loudly working their way through a bag of Doritos!

I recommend a sign at every desk explaining that other students have complained about people eating.

Thank you !
David.

The Library responds…

Thank you for bringing your concerns about the Postgrad Room to our attention. You are right. The rule for that room is no food or drink except water. I have asked the team to increase the monitoring of the room and passed to them your suggestion about a sign pointing out the impact on other students. If you are studying in there and someone is behaving poorly and impacting on your study environment you can bring this to the attention of Library staff as it happens and they will assist you.

Lynne Vautier
Associate Director
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Yoga Room in the Library

By Curtin Library 17 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

A recent study demonstrated the positive protective impact of physical activity behaviors and exercise on stress tolerance among university students (see Bland, Melton, Bigham, & Welle, 2014).
After getting out of my chair to stretch from a 3-hour study session and feeling silly to stretch in front of everyone, I thought how great it would be to have a dedicated room during the study break and exam weeks with a yoga video playing on loop so that people can take a short 10min break out of their study to exercise.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the great suggestion to provide a dedicated break out area for yoga and stretching in the library during exams. The Library understand how important it is to take breaks during long study sessions so we will certainly take this idea into consideration for future planning.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Noise Monitoring

By Curtin Library 17 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I understand that level four is open study area and people are allowed to have group discussion. But, some of them are way too over and laugh loudly sometimes. I still can hear that even with my earphone and music on. Can we get librarian to advice those people to lower down their voice as other people are doing their stuff there too?

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback and I am sorry to hear the noise is disrupting your studies. I will alert Library staff. It can help if you report problems like this as soon as they arise and you may like to email Libraryenquiries@curtin.edu.au. This email address is monitored all the time the Library is providing full service and issues will be attended to as soon as possible once they are drawn to our attention.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: beanbags

By Curtin Library 15 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I am suggesting some beanbags for the lounge space in the library to make a comfortable place to read or study

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion to provide beanbags in the Student Lounge area of the Library. The Library is always looking for ways to improve the environment for students and we are happy to investigate. I understand it can be very difficult to maintain and keep this kind of casual furniture clean and this may be a barrier. We will speak to University Properties about their experience with outdoor beanbags for guidance.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: air conditioning

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 Facilities No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

PLEASE TURN DOWN THE AIRCON!! LEAVE 6 IS FREEZING ESPECIALLY THE COMPUTER ROOMS!!! and its been freezing everyday since it got “hot”, calm down it is not that hot outside. Sorry for the caps, but its hard to study in a freezing room, if I move to other levels everyone talks so no I cannot move down to other levels.

Thanks, kindly from a stressed out student that’s going to turn into an ice block. P.S I am not the only one who is annoyed at this and can’t even focus on studying.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. The temperature of the air conditioning is centrally set at the University and not individually controlled by the Library.  I understand it is difficult to get the balance right and it can depend on the number of students in the building. I have passed your comment on to the University Properties area responsible for the air conditioning to investigate.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Library use

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello, generally love the library and get my best study done here. Would it be possible however to get more powered desks in the Level 4 & 5 quiet rooms. Unless you get here at 730/8 in the morning you won’t get one. People also leave their gear on the powered desks and go out for several hours or the whole day meaning that these desks hardly ever become free. Also some disposable wipes in these rooms would be great to enable users to wipe down the desks.

Thanks,

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback and for the suggestions. With regards to providing additional power, we will take this into consideration. If you find that people have left items on a desk you would like to use, please report this to Library Staff who will assist and can remove items after 15 mins. We are currently providing disposable wipes as a trial and will look at how this goes and then consider whether to extend to more locations.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: SMS reporting

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi guys, could you please implement a SMS system where we can anonymously report loud/disruptive behaviours via SMS, would be great in minimising noise and faster acting silence for those loud groups!

Thanks

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback and the suggestion which we will consider. You may also report problems like via email to Libraryenquiries@curtin.edu.au. This email address is monitored all the time the Library is providing full service and issues will be attended to as soon as possible once they are drawn to our attention.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Cleaning wipes now available

By Curtin Library 9 November 2017 News & events 2 Comments »

Thanks to your feedback wipes are now available in Robertson Library for cleaning purposes, with dispensers available on level 3 and level 6.

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