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How can I search for an author or a specific title in the catalogue?

By Curtin Library 29 September 2017 Facilities No Comments »

The Advanced Search option allows you to target your search using a number of different search fields. From the Library home page, click on “More options” under the catalogue search box. On the next page, to the right of the main search, box you’ll see the link to the Advanced Search page. Use the dropdown menus next to the search boxes to target your search.

If you know the exact title of an item you can just enter it in the main search box and place quotation marks “…” around the title. The catalogue will search for that exact phrase.

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How can I search for ebooks in the catalogue?

By Curtin Library 27 September 2017 Facilities No Comments »

It’s easy to find ebooks in the catalogue – just enter your search terms and, on the results page, use the filters on the right hand side of the screen. Under Resource Type, you can limit by “books” and then “Available Online” to see the links to ebooks.

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Suggestion: Noise

By Curtin Library 26 September 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

1) People in the level 6 computer room are talking way too loud, especially at night. I can never concentrate when.

2) Please make one of the silent rooms computer free. I really need silence when I study, but even in the silent room, there are people typing really loudly.

3) The walls in the study rooms are so thin.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions regarding noise.

While people should not be talking loudly, it can be more difficult to monitor the level of noise caused by typing and use of devices in silent areas.  Please consider wearing noise cancelling headsets if you are sensitive to sound.

I have asked Library staff who are monitoring the computer rooms on the floor to be alert to the concerns you raise and where necessary, remind people of the rules.  You may also report problems like this 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.

The library would like to implement better sound insulation and will take this into account in future planning.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Air conditioning maintenance

By Curtin Library 21 September 2017 Facilities Comments off

Please be advised that work will be taking place on the Library’s air conditioning system today.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

By Curtin Library 20 September 2017 Facilities Comments off

Please note the Library opening hours for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 25 September 2017.

Robertson Library

Robertson Library’s opening hours will remain the same (24/7) with swipe card access after 8pm. The Enquiries Desk will also remain the same, operating from 8.00am – 8.00pm.

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will be closed.

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML)

The JCPML will be closed for business.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library’s opening hours will remain the same.

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LibQual feedback: training sessions

By Curtin Library 20 September 2017 News & events Comments off

You asked for more training for PhD students, here’s what we provide.

Training Sessions

Thank you for giving the Library a 83% overall satisfaction rating in the 2017 Library LibQual Survey! We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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Suggestion: Cleaning

By Curtin Library 20 September 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi Curtin Library,
I keep finding study pods with hair and other less than sanitary things on them. Would it be possible to have wipes or paper towel and a squirt bottle of surface cleaner made available so students can wipe down the pods that are dirty? I understand that this would create more waste in the library, but a clean work space is far more enjoyable to work in.
Kind regards

James

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion regarding cleanliness of study pods in the library.
We understand that hygiene is important and know that some of our clients who are concerned about this carry their own wipes. With regards to the Library, we would find it difficult to provide wipes and supplies throughout the entire space, however, the desks and keyboards in the Library are cleaned regularly. You may report any cleaning issues to our staff and they will assist.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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LibQual feedback: toilets and cleaning

By Curtin Library 18 September 2017 News & events Comments off

You raised many issues with toilets, equipment and furniture not being cleaned properly, here’s what we did about it.

Toilets and Cleaning

Thank you for giving the Library a 83% overall satisfaction rating in the 2017 Library LibQual Survey! We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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Suggestion: Mac computers

By Curtin Library 14 September 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi
Could you please seriously consider a designated quite area with Mac’s available for students? For some students this is their only opptunity to study! International / mature age just to start with. Trying to study within the IZone area, with common group tables in the proximity it is not conducive.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion about locating some Mac computers in a quiet or silent area of the library. I can appreciate that this would be very useful so we will take this into consideration for our future planning.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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LibQual feedback: policies and rules

By Curtin Library 14 September 2017 News & events Comments off

There were a number of behaviours that you provided negative feedback about, here’s what we did about it.

Policies and Rules

Thank you for giving the Library a 83% overall satisfaction rating in the 2017 Library LibQual Survey! We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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