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Suggestion: standing desk location

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, I like to use the standing desks on level 3. I have a back injury and they are great for working while allowing my body sufficient time in a standing position such that my spine can resest and my hamstrings don’t become too tight, however I find their current […]

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Catalogue Tip 9: teaching practicum

Did you know the Library holds toys, books, teaching resources and much more that you can use on your teaching practicum? Do a catalogue search and then refine by Teaching Resources under Library or Collection to find great teaching resources.

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Suggestion: Library temperature

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Library level 2 is too hot in the mornings. Very humid, could we please have the air-conditioning on. The Library responds… Thank you for your comments. The temperature of the air conditioning is set centrally at the University and not individually controlled by the Library. As with previous comments of […]

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Catalogue Tip 8: getting results

Having trouble searching for what you want? Try this: Make sure all words are spelled correctly – incorrect spelling is the most common reason for not getting any results. Try different keywords. Try more general keywords – your terms might be too specific. Try fewer keywords. Don’t use “inverted commas” with “Starts with” from the […]

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Drop in at the Makerspace

Drop in! New to semester one 2017 the Library Makerspace will be open from Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm in the Library Lounge. Come along and make something! Get crafty with a variety of odds and ends. Give our ScanNCut machine a go! Learn a new skill such as coding or knitting. Explore robotics […]

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Suggestion: water fountains

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I have written a suggestion regarding keeping algae out of water fountain half a year ago, but the problem still exists. If you look at the tip where the water come out from the water fountain, you can see green stuff like algae on them. Please look into the matter […]

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Catalogue Tip 7: exam papers

Here’s how to find past exam papers kept by the Library: Go to the Library Catalogue. Locate the link to Exam Papers above the search bar and type in the name of the unit (e.g. Management 100). Click on the relevant search result. A selection of exam papers can be found under Online Resources.

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Suggestion: laptop workstations

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Could some consideration please be given to making some workstations available with just a screen and USB mouse/keyboard for students to use with their own laptop. This would be better ergonomically for people who need to work for an extended time on their own device, not having to hunch over […]

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Suggestion: postgraduate room

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I am at present in the postgraduate room having come here to find a silent place to study. There are students who come here with friends and speaking to each other about everything under the sun and it is really distressing. Please do something about this , as it causes […]

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Labour Day Opening Hours

The Robertson, Curtin Graduate School of Business and Kalgoorlie Libraries will be open as usual on Labour Day, Monday 6 March.

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