Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore

Facilities

Computers

There are 20 computers in the computer lab and 15 computers in the library available for you to use for word processing, internet browsing, emailing and other general software applications during operating hours. You can login to the computers using your valid Curtin University student ID and password.

You are obliged to obey the IT Rules & Regulations governing the use of the workstations in the Computer Lab and Library before using the workstations.

Wireless (WiFi) access in the library

Wireless coverage in the library is available throughout the building, and most recent laptops will be able to connect. If there are any cold spots it is unfortunate but if you move around a little or change direction you should get access. We have wireless spots almost all over the campus so if you are near a wall you may get access from one of the points outside the library.

Group discussion room

Location: Library

Three group discussion rooms are available for your use. Groups must have at least two members in order to be eligible to use the rooms. Bookings of the discussion rooms may be made at the library counter. Please refer to the Group discussion room FAQ for more information.

Common study room

Location: Common study room (Block C, near the student lounge)

The common study room is for you to study and revise during operating hours. Please respect other users in this room by lowering your voice and keeping your conversations brief. Do not leave your belongings unattended at this room. Tables and chairs are not to be removed from their place.

Opening hours

During trimester

DAY TIME
Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday (4 weeks prior to examination period) 8.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday and public holidays CLOSED

During inter-trimester break

DAY TIME
Monday – Sunday CLOSED
Public holidays CLOSED

Reading area

Location: Library (Block B, 1st floor)

The reading area in the library is a designed quiet zone. This area is reserved for reading and individual studying activities, and must be completely quiet.

Leisure reading corner

Location: Library (Block B, 1st floor)

The leisure reading corner is located just opposite to the group discussion room. This area is equipped with comfortable sofas and a small table where you can read newspapers and magazines.

Other services

User education

The library offers instruction and training on the use of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and other information resources on an individual basis, as well as in groups. The instructional sessions aim to equip you with information search skills for lifelong learning, and teach you to make efficient use of the various electronic resources available in the Bentley Library.

Library orientation

Library orientation is usually held in conjunction with the orientation program for new students. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the resources, services and facilities in the library. For enquiries, please email library@curtin.edu.sg

Information skills workshop

This is an extension of library orientation and is carried out at the beginning of a new term for students. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of basic library skills. For enquiries, please email library@curtin.edu.sg

Reference by appointment

Reference by appointment is a one-on-one meeting with the librarian, who will provide in-depth assistance tailored to your research needs. The librarian will discuss approaches to doing research on your topic, identify relevant sources for you to get started and provide individualised training on the use of recommended sources. For enquiries, please email library@curtin.edu.sg

Printing and photocopying services

Location: Library (Block B, 1st floor)

Two network printers cum photocopiers are located at the library for you to use during library operating hours. Please check the printer’s name pasted on the cover of the printer and make sure you select the printer’s name before you start printing. The cost is $0.10 per page for black and white printing and $1.00 per page for colour printing. Payment is made using your Curtin Singapore ID card.

You can place credit into your ID cards at the library counter. Minimum value to top up is S$2 and maximum is $20, which is non-refundable.

Singapore copyright act

You are required to observe the Singapore Copyright Act when making photocopies. Photocopying and reproducing from books, journals, periodicals, etc. constitute infringements of copyright unless the acts fall within the exceptions.

There is a fair dealing exception for:

If your copying exceed the limits allowed under the Copyright Act, the University will not be liable for any infringement of copyright action which may be taken against you. In this event, you will be personally liable.

Document delivery services

This service supplies photocopies of journals articles and portions of books not available in the Curtin Singapore Library. Turnaround time for such materials is 2-28 days depending on the responsiveness of the suppliers. You will be notified promptly when the materials arrive. For more details, please read the Document Delivery Services FAQ.

Inter-library loan services

If you are a postgraduate student, you can request for inter-library loans to access publications and books not held by the Curtin Singapore Library. To request this service, please read the Inter-library Loan FAQ.

Book recommendations for purchase

Staff and students are encouraged to share the responsibility of collection development by making recommendations for purchase to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the University.

Recommendations may be submitted by emailing library@curtin.edu.sg. To minimise delays in the purchase of books, please provide as much information as possible, such as author, title, edition, ISBN, place of publication, publisher and date of publication.

External membership

There is no external membership available at this time.