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Suggestion: beanbags

By Curtin Library 15 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I am suggesting some beanbags for the lounge space in the library to make a comfortable place to read or study

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion to provide beanbags in the Student Lounge area of the Library. The Library is always looking for ways to improve the environment for students and we are happy to investigate. I understand it can be very difficult to maintain and keep this kind of casual furniture clean and this may be a barrier. We will speak to University Properties about their experience with outdoor beanbags for guidance.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: air conditioning

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 Facilities Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

PLEASE TURN DOWN THE AIRCON!! LEAVE 6 IS FREEZING ESPECIALLY THE COMPUTER ROOMS!!! and its been freezing everyday since it got “hot”, calm down it is not that hot outside. Sorry for the caps, but its hard to study in a freezing room, if I move to other levels everyone talks so no I cannot move down to other levels.

Thanks, kindly from a stressed out student that’s going to turn into an ice block. P.S I am not the only one who is annoyed at this and can’t even focus on studying.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. The temperature of the air conditioning is centrally set at the University and not individually controlled by the Library.  I understand it is difficult to get the balance right and it can depend on the number of students in the building. I have passed your comment on to the University Properties area responsible for the air conditioning to investigate.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Library use

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello, generally love the library and get my best study done here. Would it be possible however to get more powered desks in the Level 4 & 5 quiet rooms. Unless you get here at 730/8 in the morning you won’t get one. People also leave their gear on the powered desks and go out for several hours or the whole day meaning that these desks hardly ever become free. Also some disposable wipes in these rooms would be great to enable users to wipe down the desks.

Thanks,

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback and for the suggestions. With regards to providing additional power, we will take this into consideration. If you find that people have left items on a desk you would like to use, please report this to Library Staff who will assist and can remove items after 15 mins. We are currently providing disposable wipes as a trial and will look at how this goes and then consider whether to extend to more locations.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: SMS reporting

By Curtin Library 14 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi guys, could you please implement a SMS system where we can anonymously report loud/disruptive behaviours via SMS, would be great in minimising noise and faster acting silence for those loud groups!

Thanks

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback and the suggestion which we will consider. You may also report problems like via email to 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.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Cleaning wipes now available

By Curtin Library 9 November 2017 News & events Comments off

Thanks to your feedback wipes are now available in Robertson Library for cleaning purposes, with dispensers available on level 3 and level 6.

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Suggestion: Maintenance during Study Week

By Curtin Library 8 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Maybe, DON’T schedule maintenance/construction during STUDY WEEK (please?)

(I am on lvl 4 and I can hear drilling/banging noises)

The Library responds…

Hi there, sorry that your study has been disrupted. The Library was unaware of the planned work so we have shut the work down so it will be done at a more suitable time.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin Library

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Suggestion: Study Room Air-conditioning

By Curtin Library 6 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I have booked the study room in Level 5 for multiple times on the weekend. I also understand that there were people have been complaining that there was too much noise from the discussions in the study room. However, me and my group have noticed that the rooms (513,514,515) were stuffy and hot. We think that the air-cond was not switched on. That may be the reason why people have been leaving the door open. I think it will be good to look at the air-cond conditions in these rooms, especially when the weather is getting hotter.

The Library responds…

Thank you for reporting the issue with the air-conditioning. We have reported this to University Properties who will investigate this.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

 

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Sanctions: don’t delay your exam results

By Curtin Library 6 November 2017 News & events Comments off

Don’t delay your exam results. To avoid sanctions, please return all items by the due date and keep outstanding fines below $20.

Check due dates on all Library items here.

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Silent on six – starting soon

By Curtin Library 2 November 2017 News & events Comments off

To help you study for exams, level six will be a silent zone (talking and eating food not permitted) from 6 November to 24 November 2017.

The Library asks all students using level six to be respectful of the study needs of others by:

  • Observing complete silence.
  • Only completing group study work on level two, three, four or five.
  • Not consuming food.
  • Having mobile phones on silent and calls answered outside of level six.
  • Ensuring headsets are turned down if listening to lectures or any other audio – please move to a different area if others are being disturbed.

Library staff will assist to keep disruptions to a minimum. If you experience issues, please dial 7166 on the nearest help phone or email libraryenquiries@curtin.edu.au for assistance.

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Feedback: Alumni / Visitor Database Access

By Curtin Library 1 November 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

A monumental and disappointing waste of time to go to Curtin Library today to find out the alumni/visitor login isn’t allowing access to the journals/databases etc.

The Library responds…

I am sorry you had a wasted journey. Unfortunately, because of database licensing restrictions only some of the Library’s electronic resources are available to alumni and on site visitors. For further information about which databases can be accessed from within the Library, please refer to the list at http://databases.library.curtin.edu.au/ (Select “Databases for Onsite Use” from the drop down menu).

David Wells
Manager, Collections
Curtin University Library

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