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Access to Robertson Library

By Curtin Library 9 August 2012 News & events Comments off

Some access routes to the Robertson Library may be unavailable on Sunday 12 August between 6.30am and 12.30pm due to crane works. We ask that all pedestrians adhere to barricades and signage.

The library will be open as per usual but the lounge@your library may be unavailable for some of this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Many visitors to the library kiosk for Open Day

By Curtin Library 7 August 2012 News & events Comments off

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Curtin Library kiosk on Open Day. With over 17,500 people visiting the campus there was lots of activity.

The library’s virtual quiz was a big success and everyone who participated got a lucky dip prize. The main prize of a $50 Dymocks voucher will be drawn on Thursday 9 August.

One of the happy participants in the library's virtual quiz.

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Trimester opening hours at CGSB library

By Curtin Library 7 August 2012 News & events Comments off

The Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will be open during trimester break (10 – 28 August) but will not be staffed.

You may borrow library items in person from Robertson Library or by recalling on loan items via the library catalogue for collection from Robertson Library.

Normal hours will resume from 28 August.

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Visit us on Open Day!

By Chloe Lyons 2 August 2012 News & events Comments off

Come down to the University Life marquee at Edinburgh Oval on Open Day, Sunday 5 August, and take part in our Library Virtual Quiz for a chance at winning a $50 Dymocks voucher*.

As well as this you can:

  • grab a lucky dip prize if you complete the quiz
  • discover the mobile technology the library has to offer
  • talk to our friendly library staff
  • pick up a library self tour to discover the exciting and innovative study spaces in the Robertson Library.

Activities will run from 11am to 3pm.

Robertson Library will be open from 9am to 6pm if you want to take a self tour and have a look around.

If you know someone coming to Curtin on Open Day, tell them to visit us in the University Life marquee or pop into the library!

*Terms and conditions apply, more information available on the quiz.

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Curtin home open to visitors

By Curtin Library 31 July 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

The National Trust of Australia (WA) invites you to learn more about the life of wartime Prime Minister John Curtin, his wife Elsie and their family.

There will be a Curtin Family Home Open Day on Sunday 5 August 2012 from 11am-4pm.

The house at 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe was home to the Curtin family for 75 years and is one of only three residences of former Australian prime ministers open to the public so don’t miss this opportunity. There will be games for children and you can follow ‘Elsie’ as she takes you on an audio tour of the house.

Or try a talk and tour of John Curtin’s home from now until 10 August. Sessions include readings from John and Elsie’s diaries, letters, newspapers of the time and oral histories with the family and include morning or afternoon tea.

For more details and to make bookings phone 9321 6088 or email

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Microsoft Word.

By Stuart McDonald 31 July 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion Box @ your library …

The library computers have an issue with the Microsoft Word program.

The issue is that when I went to utilise the thesaurus function on the computer, when I press  Shift F7, it comes up with a French and Spanish thesaurus.  This is not helpful at all and needs to be sorted out please.  It is very frustrating to not have an English thesaurus on Microsoft Word.

Can you please resolve this problem?

Thank you

Kind regards

Student at Curtin.

The library response …

Thank you for bringing this problem to our attention.  Library staff have tested a range of computers across the Library this morning and found this problem is widespread.  We have now asked for an urgent fix from Curtin IT services. 

I am confident you will see the problem solved very soon. 

 Lynne Vautier

Associate Director, Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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Looking for a computer in the library?

By Curtin Library 30 July 2012 News & events Comments off

The library has 28 laptops available for loan from the level 2 Enquiries Desk at Robertson Library. Laptops can be loaned for 3 hours and can only be used within Robertson Library.

The laptops have all the programs that are available on other library computers, including the Internet, but are mobile.

For more information please click here.

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Use the Catalogue on the go

By Curtin Library 19 July 2012 News & events Comments off

You can now do your research on the go with the new Curtin Library Mobile Catalogue. Use your iPhone or other mobile device to search across all of our books, journals, DVD’s and electronic resources, and to access full text content when available.

To make things even easier we have added QR codes in the Library Catalogue. Simply scan a code on your mobile device and you will be directed to that title in the mobile version of the Catalogue. Then you can easily take the catalogue record and call number with you to help you find the item on the shelves.

You can also scan QR codes from the display of new books shown on TV screens on levels 2 and 3 of the Robertson Library.

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A library workshop could help you

By Curtin Library 16 July 2012 News & events Comments off

For the first time we are offering a workshop on EndNote Web, a web-based reference organizer and collaboration tool that enables EndNote users to collect references when away from their desktop and collaborate easily with others.

Once you have created an EndNote Web library you can access it at anytime, anywhere to:

  • Collect references from databases and library catalogues
  • Use groups to organise your references
  • Share your references groups with any EndNote Web user
  • Transfer references between EndNote desktop and EndNote Web
  • Insert references into Word and create a bibliography

It is preferable that you are familiar with using EndNote desktop before attempting to use EndNote Web. To register for an EndNote Web class click here.

We also offer a range of free workshops throughout the year to help you improve your research skills and learn how to use Endnote. Click here to book a workshop.

Along with the workshops, our short interactive tutorials will help you develop research skills and find information for your assignments.

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Book a group study room online

By Curtin Library 14 July 2012 News & events Comments off

You can now book selected group study rooms on levels 2 and 5 of Robertson Library up to two weeks in advance. Visit our online bookings website or select it from the Top Links on the Library homepage.

Group study rooms are marked on floorplans online otherwise you can pick one up in the library.

For more information see our Group study rooms page.

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