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Suggestion: silent on six

By Curtin Library 11 June 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

i think that level 6 should permanatly be a silent level not just during exam weeks. it would be very helpful as sometimes three isn’t always free seats in the silent rooms.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your sensible suggestion. We know how important that silent space is to you and other students. We will seriously consider your suggestion as we prepare for next semester and beyond.

Lynne Vautier
Associate Director
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: noise

By Curtin Library 11 June 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can we have some staffs on level 5 telling people to lower their voices. Some inconsiderate people are talking as if they would want the whole level to know what they ate for breakfast

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback and I am sorry to hear the noise was disrupting your studies. 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.

You may also like to study on level 6 during the study week and exam period as this entire floor is silent and patrolled during full service hours.

Lynne Vautier
Associate Director
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Library staff

By Curtin Library 7 June 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

The library staff is very rude, I’ve never once had a good experience. We were asked to be more quiet once because we accidentally raised our voices for a couple of seconds and a librarian came in, talked to us in a very condescending manner and told us we would have to leave the next time he caught us. I understand it is a library and we were not talking until that moment and we were also in a room. He could have at least asked us to keep our voices down nicely rather than talk to us in the extremely rude manner that he did. I think I speak for many students when I say that some nicer, more pleasant staff would be very much appreciated as the attitude of the staff here is not in anyway competent.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the comments regarding your experience with Library staff. I apologise on behalf of the staff if the service you received was not courteous and helpful. If you would like to discuss your concerns in more detail please let me know at barbara.parnaby@curtin.edu.au.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Using the Library overnight

By Curtin Library 7 June 2018 News & events Comments off

With semester one exams coming up, you may like to study at Robertson Library. If you plan to visit in the evening, please follow these rules to help us keep you safe:

  • Use your Curtin ID card to swipe in after 8pm on weeknights and 5pm on weekends.
  • Visitors and students from other institutions may only enter between 8am – 8pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm weekends.
  • Look after yourself and your belongings – take breaks, but do not leave your personal belongings unattended.
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Suggestion: catalogue filters

By Curtin Library 6 June 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Why does the library catalogue forget search filters every time you do a new search? e.g. Journal articles only, 10 years old, etc. It’s quite frustrating.

The Library responds…

After searching for an item in the Library catalogue, you have the option of filtering your results in the right hand column – this is where your active filters are displayed. When you hover the mouse over an active filter a padlock appears. If you click on the padlock the filter will remain for all searches in the current session. Multiple filters can be made persistent. The persistent filters are highlighted and the padlock displays.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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WA Day Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 29 May 2018 Facilities Library Services JCPML Library Services Comments off

 

Please note the Library opening hours for WA Day on Monday 4 June 2018.

Robertson Library

Robertson Library’s opening hours will not be affected by WA Day.

Swipe cards will be required for access outside the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Assistance will be available from the Library Help area between 9am and 5pm.

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will not be staffed on WA Day. Swipe card access will remain in place from 9am – 9pm.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library will not be staff and be swipe access only.

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library 

The JCPML will be closed on WA Day.

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Silent on six

By Curtin Library 29 May 2018 Facilities Comments off

From the 5th of June until 22nd of June 2018 the whole of level 6 in the Robertson Library (including the group study rooms) will be a designated silent study space.

Phone calls must be taken on levels 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Please keep this in mind when using the Library.

If you are seeking a place for discussion or group study there are designated areas on levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

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Student Lounge Availability

By Curtin Library 24 May 2018 News & events Comments off

Please be advised that the Robertson Library Lounge area on level 2 will be unavailable between 1pm to 9pm on Friday 25 May 2018 due to an event. However, there will be access to the kitchenette area, including the hot water zip tap, from 2pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Reading Lists Instruction Guide- updated

By Curtin Library 22 May 2018 Facilities Comments off

An updated Reading List Instructional Guide has been released by the Library. New features covered in the guide include the newly placed Persistent Add Items button, increased use of “Bag It” functionality (for moving citations) and more accessible options for using “Library Discussion”. For further information, please email the Reading List team.

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Network Issue

By Curtin Library 21 May 2018 News & events Comments off

Please be advised that there is currently a university-wide network issue affecting many of the printers on campus. CITS are aware of this and are working on resolving the problem.

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