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Library structure & services

Learning, Engagement & International Services

Provides interactive and personalised learning experiences and facilities for student success, partners with staff in the teaching and learning process, manages the branch libraries and leads the Library’s engagement and international programs.

Services include:

  • selection and de-selection of scholarly resources,
  • enquiry and reference services,
  • circulation services,
  • information literacy,
  • faculty support
  • academic and study skills (through the Learning Centre) and
  • learning space development.

Manages Library public areas and study facilities. Provides document supply services, equity and off-campus services, quality assurance and services for the libraries run by Curtin partners, and engagement opportunities for targeted groups including alumni, pathways students and the library profession.

Research & Collection Services

Contributes to Curtin’s vision of being a research-intensive university and a global leader in education, through provision of high quality scholarly resources, maximising the exposure and availability of Curtin research, and building strong partnerships with researchers.

Services include:

  • Coordination of research services including management of Curtin’s institutional repository.
  • Guidelines and initiatives in open access publishing and data management.
  • Creating digital research archives and managing the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.
  • Acquiring and facilitating access to scholarly resources including reserve and document requesting services and maintaining the Library’s physical collections.

University Library Office

Develops the Library as an agile, responsive and versatile area committed to excellence, innovation and impact.

Services include:

  • ensuring a coordinated approach to human resources, quality, communications and risk.
  • attracting and developing dynamic staff with shared values and common purpose.
  • financial and administrative services.

Strategy, Planning & Copyright

The team ensures a coordinated approach to planning and quality across the Library. It also provides a comprehensive education and advisory service on copyright matters to University students and staff.

Systems and Infrastructure

The role of the Systems and Infrastructure team within the Curtin University Library is to develop the Library as an agile, responsive, versatile and technologically-advanced area committed to excellence, innovation and impact.

Services include:

  • facilities services support to the University Library buildings
  • library information technology, infrastructure and equipment expertise

The Learning Centre

The Learning Centre assists students to develop and refine skills vital for tertiary study. Specialised programs and resources for undergraduate and postgraduate students are available online and on campus.

Online programs include:

  • Better Sentences
  • Better Referencing
  • Better Grammar
  • Better Tests
  • Better Maths
  • Time Management
  • Thinking Matters

Seminars and workshops include:

  • Time Management
  • Paraphrasing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Reading
  • Writing a Literature Review
  • Numeracy & Digital Literacy
  • Algebra
  • SPSS
  • Exponents and Logarithms

The Centre aims to enhance the student learning experience by offering a range of engaging, accessible and interactive skill development opportunities.