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Using the Library Catalogue: Searching the catalogue

Search the library catalogue

To start searching enter keywords in to the search box. By default you will search Everything (all Curtin Collections) but you can narrow to the options suggested.


Your results will initially display as brief records; you can save your search, filter your results, email and add records to favourites. 

Click on the title to see the full record and others options. Information about the availability of an item will be displayed:

  • Available online - click here to see the links to an electronic resource. Some resources are available from multiple sources.
  • Available at - gives the status and location of a physical item in the library. This includes other campus libraries.

Item status

  • On Loan until... (e.g. 08/04/17) - Item is on loan to another user but can be requested
  • Item in place - Item is on the shelf and available for loan
  • On hold shelf until... - Item has been requested by a user and is waiting for them to borrow
  • On order - Item has been ordered by the library but not yet recieved
  • Not loanable/Item in place - Item is only available for use within the library
  • In Process - Item has been received and is being processed for the library collection.

Having trouble accessing a resource?

If you have problems accessing an electronic resource click on Report a problem with this resource under Availability. You will need to be logged in to the catalogue to see this option