ProQuest unavailable Sunday, March 1, 2015 2.00pm-7.00pm

27 February, 2015

Due to a system upgrade, ProQuest databases will be unavailable for 5 hours on Sunday, 1st March, 2015 from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.

Databases include:

  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstand
  • ProQuest Education Journals
  • ProQuest ERIC Plus Text
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
  • ProQuest Research Library
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Tours

11 February, 2015

2015#0011-news-thumbnailLibrary Tours start in O Week

A tour will introduce you to the collections, services and study spaces available.

Please meet 5 minutes before the tour. Each tour should take 20 minutes.

See Tour dates and times

For more information about the Library and our extensive online and physical resources see our Library Orientation Guide

Australia Day Hours

24 January, 2015

Library and Information Commons are closed Australia Day – Monday 26th January

ArticleReach is back

15 January, 2015

ArticleReach is available again now.

Responses to Feedback 15 December 2014

15 December, 2014

The library hours are not displaying – very frustrating. Lift your game library.

Thank you for your feedback

To whom this may concern

I know that the information common (AIC) is the group talking zone and I respect the function of each zone in our library. However, when it comes to 10 pm, students are re-located to work at the AIC, which this means the place will contain both students who like to chat and the one who still want to work silently.
As I indicated I respect the rule of each zone, however, I do not accept the full of noise which is the reaction of Chinese students who come to play online-game almost every night. This group of game player always sit along the laptop desk in front of the English learner’s collection shelf, reacting to their game noisily, sometimes turning on the volume and shouting. Although this is the group talking zone but I do not think that noise should come from someone or some group are playing games. I also find the solution, putting headphone and listening to music. I once told the Rover about this problem and he really concern about my issue. He actually reminded those people about their noise, but they could stop just for a while.

Thank you for your feedback. To accommodate the needs of all students after Auchmuty Library closes the lab L267 in AIC is available for silent study after 9pm to 9am everyday. Please ask at the Information Desk for the room location. Posters are available in L267 lab advertising the mixed zone use and the times available for group or silent study.

Level 1 of the Library the “Journals room” is another available option for silent study.

Can we get the Wolfram CDF player Firefox plugin installed?

Thank yo for your feedback. I will forward this request to IT.
Information Services

I would like to express my concern for myself and other students who are trying to isolate themselves in silent zones to achieve the most efficient study possible.
The monitoring of students playing video games in the silent zone areas of the library is not being carried out at all. On more than several occasions I have had to relocate all my study equipment to other areas of the library, due to students playing video games in silent zones. The students playing these games are using their own laptops and bringing a portable mouse, where they continuously click their mouse over and over, creating a very distracting and unproductive study area. I know this may sound somewhat ridiculous, however the repetitive clicking becomes very annoying and agitating when trying to focus. I hope this issue can be addressed to further benefit those students who are willing to work hard and who should be able to do so without relocating more than twice a day to avoid students who want to play video games.

Thank you for your feedback . We will ask staff to monitor the silent rooms more regularly. ( Though this can sometimes be disruptive for people using the room).
Also we will add information to the zone posters and pamphlet about gaming & keyboard noise.
Best Wishes

Library summer hours

10 December, 2014

On Thursday 11 December we are upgrading to a new version of the software that manages our Library hours.

When this occurs there will be a period of time when the Library hours on the home page will not be available.  We expect this to only be brief, but if you need to know the Library hours during this time, please check the Summer hours poster

McGraw Hill server maintenance 4th December, 2014

1 December, 2014

Access to the following McGraw Hill databases will be disrupted today, 4th December. The maintenance period will last from 3-5pm.

  • Access Engineering
  • Access Medicine
  • Access Pharmacy
  • Access Science
  • Access Surgery

Please be advised that the site and/or services will be periodically unavailable during this maintenance window, with cumulative downtime expected to be 2 hours.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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