About the library
The Curtin Singapore Library provides services for all staff and students of Curtin Singapore. It holds a collection of textbooks and reference books that support the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Curtin.
Once you are enrolled, you will automatically gain electronic access to online resources (such as journals and articles) via the main campus library in Bentley.
Full bibliographical records of the resources are accessible through Curtin Singapore Library catalogue OPAC. On the record, the collection line will tell you where to find the item – for example, ‘General Collection’ or ‘Textbook Collection’.
- General Collection
This collection mainly supports the teaching, learning and research for both staff and students. It consists of textbooks, additional references and leisure reading books. The prefix for this collection is ‘G’.
- Reference Collection
The Reference collection contains materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and bibliographies. They are for use within the Library only. The prefix for this collection is ‘R’.
- New Arrivals Collection
This contains materials that have recently arrived. They are displayed on the New Arrivals Shelf for one month. They cannot be borrowed while on display, but you can place requests through the Library Counter.
- Textbook Collection
This collection consists of prescribed textbooks or essential texts stated in the unit outlines recommended by the unit controllers. Materials with high demand will be put under this collection as well. Textbooks have a white dot on the spine. Items in this collection can be borrowed for two hours at a time.
- EAP Readers
This collection consists of EAP readers from Basic to Advanced level. This collection is used by English for Academic Purposes students only. The prefix for this collection is ‘E’.
- Teacher resources
This collection consists of textbooks, instructor’s manuals, solutions, test banks and other resources related to teaching. This collection is strictly used by the lecturers only. The prefix for this collection is ‘L’.
Latest issues of general-interest journals are kept on the current magazine rack. Previous issues are stored on the flat magazine shelves next to the EAP Readers. The prefix for this collection is ‘P’.
Daily newspapers such as Straits Times, Business Times and Lianhe Zaobao are available for browsing at the Leisure Reading Corner in the library.
- Newspaper clippings
The Newspapers Clippings collection is a collection of local newspapers articles about Curtin Singapore since 2009 to the present.
Library Code of Conduct
The Library is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming place for students and staff and for library staff to carry out their duties. These rules are necessary to:
- Protect the rights of individuals to use library property, materials, and services
- Protect the rights of library employees to conduct library business without interference
- Ensure the safety of library users and staff
- Preserve library materials and facilities from harm
Conduct of library users
- Behaviour or language that is disruptive, abusive, insulting, harassing or threatening to Library users or staff is not permitted.
- To maintain a quiet study atmosphere in the library only whispering or soft talking is permitted.
- Food, beverages, and smoking are not permitted in the library.
- Academic work in the library is the priority.
- Mutilation and theft of library materials are serious offences. Offenders will be penalised and payment must be made to cover all damages.
- Copyright rules should be strictly observed by all library users when making copies of library materials.
- Reservation of seats in the library is not permitted.
- Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The library will not be responsible for any loss or damages of personal belongings. Books and other materials left unattended may be removed by library staff and taken to Library Counter.
- The library has a security system and Closed Circuit TV to safeguard library materials and property. If the alarm sounds, return to the Library Counter.
- Users should be aware of Curtin Singapore computer use policy
Users who violate these policies will be asked to show their Curtin Singapore ID card. The library will keep a record of the violation.
Repeat violators will be reported to the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s office. Library privileges may also be suspended and a sanction will be placed on their student record.