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Curtin University
Library

Our collection

Books

The library collection has been developed since the foundation of the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1966.

The collection comprises books (including e-books), audio-visual material (including videos, DVDs and kits), journals and e-journals, and databases.

The subject content of the collection reflects the current and past research and teaching interests of Curtin.

We also hold a number of discrete collections of primary resources relating to specific Curtin projects and individual achievements at Curtin University.

The collection’s depth varies in different subject areas, with some acknowledged and emerging strengths. In particular, the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library is a world class collection of primary records, in various formats, that focus on the life and times of John Curtin.

Recommending items for the collection

We welcome recommendations for books, journals and other items to be added to the collection. Use our online form or contact us about other methods of making recommendations.

New additions to the collection

New additions are also publicised regularly through the new items page.

Collection Principles

An overview of the collection principles that are used in developing and maintaining our collection.

Electronic access

Find out when we provide electronic access to resources from our Guidelines for electronic access.