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Feedback: New Library Catalogue

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi Library staff, Thanks for all your help and hard work. However, I must say that the new online search catalogue is truly terrible. It is visually confusing and difficult to navigate. I do not care for this change, I feel like I only just mastered the use of the […]

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Catalogue tip – databases

A database is an electronic catalogue of published items such as journal articles, theses, reports, conference proceedings and more. Curtin Library has approximately 500 databases and you can find a listing of these on the Databases page. You can also use the Find a Database option that appears in the drop down menu in the […]

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Donating Books to the Library

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Dear library, Do you accept book donations of relevant textbooks to the curtin library if they are no longer being used? It seems a shame to donate them elsewhere when other students could benefit by having them accessible in the library. The Library responds… Hello Rachel, Thank you for your […]

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Catalogue tips – searching the catalogue

Here’s a few techniques to help you get the most out of searching the catalogue: Finding recent publications The catalogue automatically sorts your search results by Relevance, but you can choose to Sort by publication date. Just click on the drop-down arrow and select Date-newest. Focusing on your topic Under Filter my results on the […]

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Library Access Question

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Is the swipe card access your Curtin student card? I’m on campus at 7am and wish to gain access to the library before 8am. Thank you. The Library responds… Yes – your Curtin Student card will give you swipe access to the Library before 8am. Barbara Parnaby Manager Curtin University […]

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Future Earth Makers at the Library

Curtin Library is celebrating National Science Week with Future Earth makers at the Library; a week long makerspace in Robertson Library. Hands-on makerspace activities and workshops will blend the boundaries of science and creativity, focusing on the themes of sustainability and the environment. Use the links below to register to attend a workshop, events that are not hyperlinked […]

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Catalogue tips – log in!

Logging into the catalogue gives you access to lots of features, and will make sure you get the most search results possible. By logging in you will be able to: request items that are on loan or held at a Curtin Library, place Document Delivery requests (if you are eligible to use this service), store […]

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Feedback: Click and Collect Service

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Thank you sooo much. First time here, using the library. Requested a book from home, swung by the library and Boom it was there waiting for me. Such a wonderful service, especially for a new student where everything seems hard. Have a great day. The Library responds… Thank you for […]

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Miss out on our Orientation week activities?

There’s still time to get a head start on your studies by attending a Library tour or Library essentials workshop! Library tours Discover the great facilities and resources at Robertson Library. Your opportunity to ask questions! Meet in the Lounge @ your Library, Level 2, Building 105. Week One Monday 31 July 11am 2pm Tuesday 1 […]

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Semester 2 opening hours

Robertson Library (Bentley campus) From Monday 31 July 2017 Robertson Library will be open 24 hours, every day. SEMESTER OPENING HOURS (COMMENCING 31/7/2017) Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm Full service, all floors open to all clients Monday – Friday  8:00pm – 8:00am Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access). Regular Security checks. […]

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