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OUA students' guide: Services at your library

This guide has been developed for Open Universities Australia students studying at Curtin University. Some sections of the guide will be relevant for any Curtin University, UniReady or Open Universities Australia student.

You're welcome here...

The Level 2 foyer of the Robertson Library, completed in 2014.

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As a Curtin student, you have access to...

  • the Library catalogue
  • eBooks
  • e-journals
  • past exam papers
  • all the databases that the Library subscribes to.

Please note: the Library does not post books to Curtin OUA students.

In-person visitors can...

If you are at the library, you can:

  • borrow and return books
  • use the High demand section of the library
  • use computers, photocopiers, printers and scanners in the library
  • use the Curtin network on your laptop
  • attend library workshops
  • avail yourself of the Library's reference services.

These services are available to OUA students who can attend a Curtin library.

Library catalogue

Search tips

To search the library catalogue, enter keywords on your topic.

You can then narrow your search results using the options/filters on the right of your results page.

For more help see:

Finding eBooks

Electronic books, or eBooks, are available to Curtin staff and students. To view them, you will need to login using your OASIS ID and password.

To limit your search in the catalogue to eBooks only, perform your search as normal. On the results page, click Available Online (under Show Only) in the left column. This will limit your results to electronic resources only. Then, to limit your search to eBooks, you can click Books (under Resource Type in the left column).

To learn more, see:

Past exam papers

Some exam papers are listed on the library website. These papers are for exams held during the gazetted exam fortnight, and that have been released by lecturers for publication.  If your exam does not appear in this website, consult your lecturer for permission to access it.

Computing facilities

Students who are able to visit the Library can avail themselves of a range of options to use computers, scanners and printers in the Library:

Note: You will need your Student Number and OASIS password to access computing facilities in the Library.

Borrowing from other university libraries

Most university libraries will accept members of the local community as borrowers, for a fee.  If you want to borrow from university libraries near your place of residence, this is the option you need to accept.  Contact the university library of your choice for further information.

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