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Suggestion: Computer Time-out

By Curtin Library 23 August 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can we request that the library search catalogue be on standby log-in with our ID for a long time?

Whenever I searched for my paper and leave it for maybe 10-15 minutes to read the paper or do my report, I need to log in again and lose my search. The previous version is much better since it allows for a long time for me to be able to log in again when i leave it compared to now.

Thanks.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your reply.  The time-out is set for 30min which is the same as in the previous user interface.  We’ve done some checks and this seems to be working.  Please let us know if you continue to experience the issue.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Reminder: Study Skills Bazaar Wednesday, 23 August

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

Please note that the Library Lounge and zip tap will be unavailable on Wednesday, 23 August due to Study Skills Bazaar.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please see the link below for more event details.

http://bit.ly/SkillsBaz2017

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CGSB Library relocation

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

Due to important maintenance works CGSB Library will be relocating to level 2, room 214 on Thursday 24 August. All Library services will continue to be available from the temporary location.

For help, please call CGSB Library on 9266 3388 or Robertson Library (Bentley) on 9266 7166.

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Suggestion: Double Sided Printing Cost

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

One page of double sided printing is the same price as two single side pages. I think the price of the second side should only account for the ink and not the paper (since this is paid on the first side). This would also offer an incentive to students to print double sided and conserve paper.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback.  We will pass this onto CITS, who manage the printers and set the pricing.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Standing Desks

By Curtin Library 18 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Standing desks: could the location of the standing desks be added to the library floorpan diagrams? Also it would be good to have these desks located in less-trafficked areas – currently they seem be located in what are movement areas.

The Library responds…

Hi Lucia

Thank you for the suggestion. We have updated the Library’s floor plans to include the location of the standing desk and will take this into consideration.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Student Lounge Kitchenette unavailable 23/08/17

By Curtin Library 18 August 2017 News & events Comments off

The kitchenette area, including the hot water zip tap, in the Robertson Library Student Lounge (Lounge @ Your Library) will be unavailable on Wednesday 23 August 2017 until 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Suggestion: Double-sided Printing

By Curtin Library 17 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I’ve noticed that the printers don’t have a default setting of double-sided printing. I think it would be a good idea as it would save paper and the size of printed documents.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback.  The default setting for printing should be double-sided however there appears to be an issue. This has been reported to CITS.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Catalogue tips – requesting items

By Curtin Library 17 August 2017 News & events Comments off

To place a request for a library item, log into the catalogue and use the Request link under Availability in the item’s full catalogue record.

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Suggestion: Virtual Bookshelf

By Curtin Library 17 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

This is not meant to be a criticism but I can never find the new book carousel online. It used to be front and centre and I was wondering if you could bring it back. Thanks.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback.  The book carousel, or Virtual Bookshelf, can be found under the “Find books and resources” menu from the Library home page.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Unattended Computers

By Curtin Library 16 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Could the libary please keep an eye on computer use? I often find myself unable to find a computer during busy times. Yet there are computers that have no one on them and a sign on the screen with something along the line of “brb” or ” gone to get coffee”. I think this is unfair.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback on computer use in the Library. We do make sure that the computers have notices advising students not to leave them unattended for more than 10 minutes. If you notice this problem again can you please let a staff member know? They will be happy to assist in either locating a computer workstation for you or removing unattended items to free up a space for you.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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