Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


Contacting the library

If you can’t find what you are looking for, if you need our help, or if you want to tell us something:

Library account

You can check your library account via OPAC to:


  1. Go to Library Catalogue
  2. Type your Username: Curtin ID (eg. 12345678)
  3. Password: student (this is your initial password, remember to change your password via OPAC)
  4. Select <Enter> or the <arrow> below
  5. Click OPAC

You are now logged in and can check your current loans, overdue items, reserved items, and loan history. You can also change your OPAC password to something easier to remember.

Don’t forget to log out after checking your library account!

If you have any problems with your account, see the library staff for assistance.

Important notes

Shelf arrangement in the library

Books and journals in the Main collection are shelved together in one sequence, in Dewey Decimal Classification number order. The shelves are grouped into large blocks each containing a part of the sequence of classification numbers.

To find the item on shelf, search Library Catalogue (OPAC) and note the collection map and location prefix. This will tell you the exact location of the book.

Location prefix

G General
T Past semester textbook
L Lecturer’s resource
P Periodical
R Reference
N Newspapers
A AV materials
E English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
F Fiction

Dewey Decimal Classification

000 General works
100 Philosophy
200 Religion
300 Sociology
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts
800 Literature
900 History and Geography

Online tutorials

The Curtin University library website has tutorials on a range of research and information skills topics.

 Useful links

Other libraries’ catalogues



Other e-Resources

Acronyms lookup

An acronym is a term formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the major parts of a compound term. You can use the following websites to search the acronym and terms.

Almanacs & factbooks

Calculation & conversion

Currency Converters and Exchange Rates

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Directories & Encyclopedias

International Organisations

Maps & Atlases