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Suggestion: study room use

By Curtin Library 19 June 2017 News & events 2 Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Dear Library Team,
I have notices multiple times that students dump their belongings on a table in the silent room and then disappear for an hour or two, or use them to sleep. In my opinion it defeats the purpose of the “study” room and it is unfair for people who could use that table to actually study in peace.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback. I can understand it is annoying when people leave their belongings, which not only inconveniences others but can lead to theft. Tables should certainly not be “reserved” in this way and we are looking at ways to encourage students to be responsible for their belongings.

If you are having difficulty finding a study space during busy times, please speak to a member of Library staff for assistance.

Barbara Parnaby
Curtin University Library

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  1. Daigo Miyata June 22, 2017 4:51am

    Library Team,

    On several occasions this semester I found the displays in group study room not working. I appreciate if the team can look into ways to improve the situation, e.g., in Abacus labs they hide the connection cables (so no one can remove) so any display problem is almost always just to do with TV input setting.

    • Curtin Library June 23, 2017 1:44pm

      Thanks for the feedback. The Library certainly hide connection cables where possible. We don’t prevent individuals changing the input source settings and it is not something we can routinely reset automatically. If there are any issues, and it is not possible to change the input source, this can be reported to Library staff, who will correct the settings.

      Barbara Parnaby
      Curtin University Library