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Semester Break Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 20 November 2019 News & events No Comments »

Please note the Library’s opening hours for the semester break.

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T.L. Robertson Library closing at 6pm Friday 22 November

By Curtin Library 19 November 2019 News & events 2 Comments »

As part of our transition to semester break opening hours, Robertson Library will be closing at 6pm on Friday, 22 November 2019.

Semester break hours will commence from 23 November 2019 to 24 February 2020, as follows:

23 November 2019 – 24 February 2020
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed


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Suggestion: Group Study

By Curtin Library 11 November 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the Suggestion Box@Curtin Library…
Can you please ask people who are squished into seats around one computer together to move to the group study rooms, or alternatively one of the group study tables instead. Its really uncomfortable when you are sitting at a computer and have 3 people squashed in next to you taking up your desk space meaning you can’t study comfortably as these computers were set up / designed for on level 3.

The Library responds…
Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that your studies have been interrupted.

In a situation like this, you may respectfully let the group using the workstation know that they are in your personal space, and not providing enough room for you to complete your studies. A staff member will also be happy to assist either yourself or the group locate another workstation or study space, especially during busy times.

If you need immediate action from staff to address an issue in the library, please phone us on 9266 7166 (or just 7166 from a Library help phone) or email us 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.

James Robinson
Curtin Library

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Need material for research or study? We have 376 databases to help you!

By Curtin Library 11 November 2019 News & events No Comments »

databases infographicThe Library provides a variety of content such as journal articles, eBooks, video streams and much more through our 376 searchable databases. These are discipline-specific to support study and research in the areas of business, law, health, humanities, and science and engineering, or multidisciplinary to cover a range of subject areas.

The figures on the infographic are comprised of both the discipline-specific databases, as well as the number of multidisciplinary databases that also contain relevant content for each specific faculty at Curtin.

You can access the databases via the Library catalogue, or from the Databases list.

If you have any questions about this service, feel free to contact us or your Faculty Librarian.

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Suggestion: Creaking Door

By Curtin Library 11 November 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…
Hi, I just wanted to notify you of the creaking door on level 5 quiet room. It does not close properly and swings outward while creaking with the slightest change in air movement which is very annoying when you are trying to concentrate. Can you please fix it?

The Library responds…
Thanks for the feedback, we’ll ask the maintenance team to check it out.

Colin Sinclair
Curtin Library

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Don’t Delay Your Exam Results

By Curtin Library 11 November 2019 News & events No Comments »

A sanction on your student record will prevent you from viewing your exam results. To avoid a sanction, please return all Library items by their due date and keep outstanding fines below $20.00.

Check your Borrower Information through the Library Catalogue, or the My Library tag in OASIS to find out when your items are due to be returned and how to avoid fines.

Find out more about Sanctions here.


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Suggestion Box: Feedback

By Curtin Library 6 November 2019 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…
Just wanted to say thank you for the library help desk girl today. She answered my question patiently and helped me so much. Keep up the good work library.

The Library responds…
Thank you for taking the time to give us this positive feedback – I will make sure to pass this on to Library staff.

Barbara Parnaby
Curtin University Library

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Silent on Six

By Curtin Library 28 October 2019 News & events 3 Comments »

From Monday 4 November 2019 to Friday 22 November 2019, the entire level 6 of the Robertson Library (including group study rooms) will become a silent study space.

Please take phone calls and group discussions to levels 2, 3, 4, or 5, or book a group study room here.

Noisy, hot, messy or odorous foods may only be consumed in the Bookmark Cafe, the Library Foyer, or Lounge @ your Library located on level 2.

Please take this into consideration when you are using the Library this exam period.

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Suggestion: Catalogue Filters

By Curtin Library 25 October 2019 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

A couple of database search opportunities…

When you switch on a filter or two such as “peer reviewed articles”… make it so the filter stays on for subsequent searches.

It pretty annoying to have to sign in so frequently, but even worse is that when you develop search paramaters, hit search and then have to sign in… your search paramaters are deleted.

The Library responds…

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. When using the filters on the right of your results page in the Catalogue, you can retain them for subsequent searches. To do this, mouse over an active filter until you see ‘Make this filter persistent throughout the session’, then click. A padlock icon will appear. To remove the filter, click on the padlock. This function can be applied to multiple filters but will only last for the current session.

If you save a search with a persistent filter applied, the Catalogue will retain the filter when you rerun the search.

In relation to the issue with the sign in, this is being investigated with Curtin Digital & Technology Solutions.

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T. L. Robertson Library night works (Oct 29 – 31)

By Curtin Library 24 October 2019 News & events No Comments »

As part of the T. L. Robertson Library refurbishment project, night works will be occurring from Tuesday 29 October – Thursday 31 October. Some services and facilities may be affected, including floor closures and intermittent noise. Apologies for any inconvenience.

What? Disruptive night works
When? October 29 – October 31 from 7pm to 6.30am
Floor closures
  • Tue 29/10 – Levels 2 & 4 (8.30pm – 6.30am)
  • Wed 30/10 – Levels 5 & 6 (7pm – 5am)
  • Thu 31/10 – Level 3 (7pm – 5am)
How does this affect me? TUE 29 OCTOBER

  • Intermittent noise throughout the night
  • Levels 2 and 4 closed from 8.30pm – 6.30am
  • Level 2 East and South main entrances unavailable, use Level 3 Equity entrance
  • Level 2 Requested items hold shelves unavailable
  • Level 2 Lounge hot water tap unavailable


  • Intermittent noise throughout the night
  • Levels 5 and 6 closed from 7pm – 5am


  • Intermittent noise throughout the night
  • Level 3 closed from 7pm to 5am
  • Level 3 Equity entrance and room unavailable
Other notes For alternate study locations, visit the Abacus labs

Visit this page for the latest up-to-date details regarding how these works impact you. Follow our Instagram for more updates.

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