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Suggestion: Extended Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 4 July 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello,

I just wanted to follow up my suggestion from earlier in the year (posted on the Library Blog on 1 February) about library opening times.

The problem still persists that students who are studying outside of normal semester hours (e.g. law students in trimesters, Masters students etc.) are unable to access the Robertson library over the weekends or at night (key study times) outside of semester hours.

Frankly, many Curtin students have turned to studying at UWA’s Reid library, because it continues to operate with extended hours during these times.

I understand that staffing is an important consideration, but it’s not ideal to have to rely on another university’s resources for two months of the academic year (before semester one commences and after it finishes), including during exam periods.

I would really appreciate some suggestion as to any practical ways we as students can assist in keeping the library open for longer.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback and I do understand the frustration.

The Library are working within available staffing resources and existing infrastructure, targeting opening hours to provide these when the most students are on campus. Access to the CGSB Library continues for Law and Business students throughout the trimesters, based on existing Student ID Card access to the Murray Street Building and students are able to confirm their access with their school.

In the longer term, over the next few years, refurbishments to building 105 and the introduction of a trimester model widely across the Curtin Perth campuses will allow the Library more opportunity to address extended opening hours. In the interim, there are study spaces on the Perth campus, including 3 open access computer labs in Buildings 303, 408 and 501 which remain open 24/7 including during the main semester breaks.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Computers in Copy Print Room

By Curtin Library 26 June 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi there! I was wondering why the computers in the copy print room are always so slow? I’m constantly waiting 5-15 minutes for them to start up

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. We’ll get in touch with Curtin’s IT department to see if we can get them fixed.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Semester break opening hours

By Curtin Library 19 June 2019 News & events Comments off

Our Library opening hours will change over the semester break:

Robertson Library

Semester break opening hours
22 June – 28 July 2019
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed

WA School of Mines Library

Semester break opening hours
22 June – 28 July 2019
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed

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Photography in the Library – 18 June

By Curtin Library 17 June 2019 News & events Comments off

Please note there will be staff photographing the Library on Tuesday 18 June, as part of the Library Refurbishment Project.

These photos will be used for archival and promotional purposes.

If you do not wish to be photographed, please speak to a staff member.

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Suggestion: Low Noise Areas

By Curtin Library 14 June 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I would love to see an area that is meant for low noise. The silent areas are great, however, it would be great to have somewhere in between silence and every other area where people talk. It sounds bizarre, but decibel readers could help monitor this.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your comment.

We have designated zones throughout the library with no noise in silent areas, some quiet talking allowed in considerate areas and talking and discussion allowed in social areas.

Level 2 is designated as a social area due to facilities such as the café, lounge, large group study tables and casual seating areas such as Darley Street. There are seating areas designated as considerate on levels 3, 4 and 5 which may be better suited to your needs.

Let us know about excessive noise by emailing libraryhelp@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.

Adele MacDonald
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Filming in the Library – 13 June

By Curtin Library 12 June 2019 News & events Comments off

Please note there will be staff filming and photographing the Library on Thursday 13 June, as part of the Library Refurbishment Project.

These photos will be used for archival and promotional purposes.

If you do not wish to be photographed, please speak to a staff member.

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Suggestion: Air-Conditioning Temperature

By Curtin Library 12 June 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi is there a way we can get the air conditioning on in the library or have specific levels that are cooler than others? It’s uncomfortably warm 24/7.
Thank you.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately at the stage we do not have the ability to customise the air conditioning for different areas.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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What’s in our collections?

By Curtin Library 10 June 2019 News & events Comments off

How many databases are available for your study

The Curtin Library collection has been developed since the foundation of the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1966. The collection supports the University’s learning, teaching and research requirements, and reflects both present and past teaching and research interests.

It comprises a variety of formats, including print and electronic books and journals, audio-visual material, databases, and primary resources related to specific Curtin projects. To ensure broad and equitable access, resources are acquired in electronic format whenever possible.

Find out more about the Library’s collections and the principles that are used in developing and maintaining our holdings.

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Suggestion: Cleaning

By Curtin Library 10 June 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I’d like to kindly request that the bathroom facilities within the library are subjected to more frequent cleaning.

The female toilets on levels 5 and 6 have been consistently disgusting all semester.

The Library responds…

Thanks for the feedback, we’ll get in touch with the cleaning contractor to highlight this issue.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Don’t delay your exam results

By Curtin Library 5 June 2019 News & events Comments off

A sanction on your student record will prevent you from seeing your exam results. To avoid sanctions, please return all Library items by the due date and keep outstanding fines below $20.

Check due dates on all Library items through My Borrower Information by logging into the Library catalogue.

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