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					Library information for Open Universities Australia
(OUA) students
Important Notes:

All students studying a Curtin unit are required to activate their OASIS account in order to access library
services. OASIS is the Curtin student web portal available online at http://www.oasis.curtin.edu.au. For all
queries regarding OASIS please refer to the OASIS webpage.

You will need to use your student ID and OASIS password to log in to library functions such as E-Reserve,
the library catalogue, library databases and available exam papers. Library notices for those students with
items on loan are sent via the Official Communications Channel of OASIS so remember to check this on a
weekly basis.

Students living within the Perth metropolitan area are required to come into the library to borrow items, or to
photocopy material that is not available electronically.

Students living within the Perth metropolitan area also require a student card before they are able to borrow
items. Information regarding obtaining a student card is available from the Student Services website at:
http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/student_id_cards.html

Instructions for finding material on your subject:
Check E- Reserve:
Your lecturer may have placed material (ie. articles, chapters of books, conference papers) on electronic
reserve for your unit, and this can be downloaded via the library catalogue. For instructions and more
information - see the library web page at: http://library.curtin.edu.au/reserve/index.html#ereserve
To access E-Reserve you must use your Curtin Student ID and OASIS password.

Use the library catalogue:
The catalogue allows you to search for books, videos and journal titles held by the Curtin Library. Some
books and journal titles will be available electronically. The library catalogue will tell you which journal titles
the Curtin library holds, but not what articles are in the those journals. To search for articles within journals,
use the library databases.

Use the library databases (GECKO):
The library databases are electronic indexes to articles in journals. Searching the databases using keywords
from your topic will give you a list of journal references. To log into the library databases you must use your
Curtin student ID number and OASIS password. Some databases will also give you the full article of some
references (full text) which you can immediately print, download, save to disk or email. For articles that are
not available electronically, you can submit a request that these be supplied to you.

Library tutorials that you may find useful:
Infotrekk: Infotrekk is an online tutorial that helps you develop your study and research skills. It is available
at: http://library.curtin.edu.au/infotrekk/

Library View-it tutorials available at: http://library.curtin.edu.au/viewit/index.html

Step by step guide to using GECKO (i.e. the library databases to find journal articles):
http://library.curtin.edu.au/steps/gecko.html




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Options if you need assistance finding material on your subject:
Submit an electronic query via the internet at: http://eclectic.lis.curtin.edu.au/input/

Eligibility and Description of Library Services for students living outside the
Perth metropolitan area
If you are a student enrolled at Curtin, and you do not live within the Perth Metropolitan Area or in the post
code areas of Kalgoorlie, Boulder or Northam, then the Library can provide you with certain services. We
can provide you with access to library material that is not available electronically. i.e.

Loans of books and audio-visual items (courier delivered to you at home – the library pays the postage and
insurance costs if you live in Australia).
The supply of photocopied journal articles and book chapters.

More information can be found on the library’s web page that deals with services to students who live outside
the Perth metropolitan area at: http://library.curtin.edu.au/information/remote.html

Information regarding loans to students living outside the Perth metropolitan
area (NB: Loans will not be sent to OUA students with an overseas postal
address).
Instructions for submitting a request for a loan
1. Submit a request for the loan of an item via the Curtin Library Catalogue:
    1. Search the library catalogue for the item that you would like to borrow

    2. From the list of results, select the item you would like to borrow and click on the “Check Availability”
       link
    3. If the item is not on loan, you will see a link to “Request” the item on the right hand side of the
       screen. Click on the “Request” link.

    4. If the item is on loan, you will see a link to “Recall” the item on the right hand side of the screen.
       Click on the “Recall” link.

You will be asked for your Curtin ID and OASIS Password

    5. You will be asked to select a Pickup Location for the item. From the dropdown box, select “Home
       Address”. When the item becomes available, it will be sent to you via courier. If you live in Australia,
       you will also be sent a return postage address label.

Items that are supplied from Curtin library are supplied free of charge.

Loan limits and loan periods
Students are allowed 20 items for a loan period that coincides with the period that you are enrolled. However
when you receive an item, you should always check the due date of an item as some items will be in high
demand and only be available for a short loan. You can also check your own borrower information via the
Curtin Library Catalogue, which will list your loans, their due dates and allow you to renew items where
possible. Your Curtin ID and OASIS password are required to access your Borrower Information on the
library catalogue.

Recalled items: Check OCC
All items are subject to recall. If an item is recalled by another borrower, an electronic recall notice will be
sent to you via the OCC. You must check OASIS and your OCC communications on a weekly basis. The

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recall notice that the library sends will advise you that the item you have borrowed needs to be returned
early. Fines apply for the late return of items.

Delivery of loans and delivery address information
Loans are delivered to students by courier. Couriered items need to be signed for to acknowledge that they
have been received. They will be sent to your address that we have for you on our library system. This will
be the preferred contact address that you have nominated when you enrolled.
If you wish to change the address where your items are delivered (e.g. to your work address), you will need
to change your preferred contact address on OASIS.

The library is unable to change your preferred contact address.

How to return loans
Items must be returned in padded postage bags. Ordinary envelopes do not provide sufficient protection for
material being returned by mail.

Students who live within Australia are supplied with return postage paid stickers. This return postage sticker
must only be used to return loans that have been supplied to you by the library. Items sent to a Curtin
department or school must be returned directly to those departments at the sender's own cost.

Information regarding copies for students living outside the Perth metropolitan
area
Instructions for submitting a request to the library for a copy of an article or chapter
Prior to submitting a request for a copy of an article / chapter using our online request form, please do the
following:

Check the library catalogue to ensure the article is not available electronically. If the article is available
electronically, you are required to download the article yourself. To see if the article is available
electronically:

Check the library catalogue to see if the article has been placed on E-reserve. Search the catalogue using
the keywords from the article title.

Check the library catalogue to see if we hold the journal electronically. Search the catalogue using the title
of the journal. Follow the links to the library databases for electronic access.

Register for a document delivery ID code.

Once you have registered for a document delivery ID code, use this link to access the document delivery
online order form: http://library.curtin.edu.au/cgi-bin/docdel/docdel.pl

How do I register for a Document Delivery ID code?
Before submitting a request for a copy of an article / chapter, please download and complete a
Confidential Client Agreement form. This form can be accessed via the library’s website on Services to Off
Campus Students: http://library.curtin.edu.au/information/remote.html
See the links: Make a request for a loan or a copy and How do I register for a Document Delivery ID code? :

http://library.curtin.edu.au/information/remote_request.html
http://library.curtin.edu.au/information/remote_request.html#pin

Post or fax the completed and signed Client Agreement form to:



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Document Delivery
Lending Services
Curtin University Library
GPO Box U1987
Perth Western Australia 6845.

Fax: +61 8 9266 3371    (You only need to complete this form once).
Please note that your Document Delivery ID code is different from your Curtin ID and password.

Delivery of Copies:
Wherever possible, we will try to deliver copies electronically to your Curtin student email account. Please
ensure you check this email account regularly and ensure that there is enough room in this email account for
copies that we send. In some cases it may not be possible for us to send you the copy electronically (e.g.
due to size restrictions). In such cases, copies will be delivered in print format via courier.

Contact Us
For students residing within the Perth Metropolitan Area:
For queries regarding items on loan to you, library   Phone:
fines, database and catalogue assistance.             +61 8 9266 7166
Renewals                                              Phone: +61 8 9266 3281
Opening hours and dates (recorded message)            Phone: +61 8 9266 7164
TTY (hearing impaired telephone service)              Phone: +61 8 9266 4113
Submit a Query Electronically                         http://eclectic.lis.curtin.edu.au/eclectic/EclecticInput.asp

T.L. Robertson (main) Library Location & Address:
TL Robertson Library (Building 105)
Curtin University of Technology
Kent Street, Bentley 6102
Western Australia
The postal address of the TL Robertson (main) Library is as follows:
PO Box U 1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia.

For students residing outside the Perth Metropolitan Area:
For queries regarding items on loan to you or your    Telephone: 1300 850 339, or (08) 9266 2425 or
library fines                                         (08) 9266 7799 (message bank available 24 hours).
Email                                                 docdel@boris.curtin.edu.au
Fax                                                   (08) 9266 3371, or +61 8 9266 3371 for international
                                                      callers.
Submit a Query Electronically                         http://eclectic.lis.curtin.edu.au/eclectic/EclecticInput.asp
Office hours are from Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm (Western Australian time). Leave a message on our
answer-phone with your name, student number and telephone number, and we will return your call.




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