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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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Suggestion Box: Recycling Bins

By Curtin Library 5 June 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello! Can we please get a recycle bin for each floor, for the paper we throw out!

The Library responds…

Thank you for the great suggestion. We do already have these on Levels 2 and 3, but we will add a paper recycling bin on Levels 4, 5 and 6.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Silent Areas

By Curtin Library 31 May 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

It is possibly too late to put in such a request, but I am hoping the silent areas in the new library will be silent. I am currently sitting in the Level 6 silent room, and I can hear word-for-word a class that is being taught next door. I know people have also mentioned this issue regarding hearing music being played in Henderson Court.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that the noise from the 6105 teaching space is intruding into the silent area. This is indeed being addressed in the refurbishment with better sound proofing and separation of teaching and silent areas onto different floors. I can reassure you that for the upcoming study and exam weeks, there will be no teaching in 6105 to help ensure silence as students prepare for exams.

Unfortunately, the refurbishment will not be able to attenuate excessive noise intruding through the windows from nearby events. I have passed on feedback from students to Explore Curtin and conveyed the negative impact. You may wish to consider making a complaint directly to the event organisers to add weight to their considerations about the appropriateness of holding such events so near to the Library.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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