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Library Catalogue outages

By Curtin Library 13 December 2012 News & events Comments off

The Library Catalogue is currently experiencing intermittent outages.

We are working on this as a priority and apologise for the inconvenience.

However, the Databases A-Z list is still available and you can also access e-journals as well.

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Document delivery Christmas closedown

By Curtin Library 13 December 2012 News & events Comments off

Please note that no action will be taken on any document delivery requests received between 17 December 2012 and 7 January 2013 inclusive due to the Library’s Christmas closedown period. All requests will be processed from Tuesday 8 January 2013. Thank you for your patience.

The e-Document Services Team wishes you a Merry Christmas.

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The Pursuit of knowledge is now online

By Curtin Library 6 December 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

The Pursuit of knowledge: Curtin, looking ever forward exhibition is now available as an exciting online resource.

You can take a virtual tour, view the exhibition film or explore the exhibition panels to learn more about John Curtin’s own learning, his passionate commitment to education and the pursuit of knowledge and the initiatives of his wartime government in furthering tertiary education. John Curtin’s values resonate strongly with the university named after him in its vision to be a leading university in education and research.

The physical exhibition was on display from March 2008 until closing this year.

View the online exhibition.

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JCPML website unavailable 1-2 December

By Curtin Library 27 November 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

From 5pm Saturday 1 December to 6pm Sunday 2 December the JCPML website will be unavailable to clients due to system updates. You should be able to access the website as normal after this time.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

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New LibGuide: Open Access

By Curtin Library 19 November 2012 News & events Comments off
  • Thinking about publishing an article and want to maximise readership and citations?
  • Is your research funded by the Australian Research Council, NHMRC or other funding bodies?
  • Like to know more about one of the major publishing trends in scholarly information – Open Access?

Our Open Access LibGuide maps out the new publishing landscape and dispels some misconceptions. Check it out here.

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Library support for Chicago 15th ed. referencing style

By Curtin Library 14 November 2012 News & events Comments off

As of December 1 2012 we will no longer be supporting the Chicago 15th edition referencing style. Although the current version of the style guide will remain in the Referencing LibGuide for those who wish to refer to it, it will no longer be updated.

We will keep supporting and updating style guides for Chicago 16th edition, APA 6th edition and Vancouver.

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Muresk Library Closed

By Curtin Library 2 November 2012 News & events Comments off

The Muresk Campus Library has now closed. Library staff are busy transferring the resources needed to support agribusiness and agriculture at the Robertson Library on the Bentley Campus. If you would like further details please contact Lynne Vautier at

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Semester break opening hours

By Curtin Library 2 November 2012 Highlights Comments off

Robertson Library will be open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.00pm, during semester break, 3 November 2012 to 3 March 2013. Please note that we will be closed on the weekends.

For information about other Curtin Libraries please refer to

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Suggestion Box: Extended Hours

By Michelle Taylor 31 October 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion box @ Curtin Library…

As a student at Curtin studying for exams, during the exam week, I would have expected better, of you to have kept all library levels open on a Friday so we can study for our exams!!! Also Sat & Sun. I don’t believe your closing the levels. It is not appropriate to do that ‘during exams’. It has never been like this in the past. Change your system please.

The Library response…

Thank you for your feedback.

The change to the opening hours this semester allowed us to provide extended open hours over both exam weeks. You may have noted that for the first time we have been able to provide longer opening hours through till Wednesday the 31st of October. This is three days longer than we have been able to provide this service to students studying for exams previously.

The Library does seek to actively use its resources and budgets to best of our ability to meet the needs of all students. However, your comments regarding the closing of Levels 4, 5 and 6 are noted and will be used to inform our Extended Hours planning for next semester.

Kind regards

Linda Sheedy
Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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Library Student Assistants 2013

By Curtin Library 19 October 2012 News & events Comments off

Applications for casual Library Student Assistants to work in the Robertson Library will be available (online only) from 28 January to 3 February 2013.

To find out when and how you can apply see our advertisement. Watch this space for when the application process opens on 28 January.

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