Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Library services over Easter and ANZAC Day period

Are you studying over the Easter and ANZAC Day holidays? 

Librarians will be available everyday over the Easter and ANZAC Day period!

Virtual Library services:

Librarians will be available to take your calls and live chat 1:30 – 5pm (AEST) from Good Friday 18th April right through until Easter Monday 21st April and again from ANZAC Day Friday 25th April until Sunday 27th April.

To ring or chat click here: Ask a Librarian

Bricks & mortar services:

Library doors will close at 5pm on Thursday 17th April and reopen on Monday 21st April from 1:30 – 5pm (except for Dubbo and Ontario). 

Normal Library opening hours will operate from Tuesday 22nd April to Thursday 24th April.

ANZAC Day Friday 25th April all campus Libraries will be open (except for Dubbo) from 1:30 – 5pm.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April will be the usual weekend opening hours 1:30 – 5pm.

Check to see when your campus Library will be open, including the Ontario campus: Opening hours and Exception dates.

Don't forget, even though the Library doors may be closed, you can still access our vast range of online resources 24/7, including Journal Databases, Library guides, eBooks and much more from the Library Website.

The staff at CSU Library would like to wish you all a safe and happy Easter.

photo credit: GWP Photography (will be away...ty!) via photopin cc

Monday, April 14, 2014

AWFUL LIBRARY BOOKS (Just in time for Easter break!)

Book from 1970.
*** Looking for an entertaining read this Easter break? From the unexplained and crazy books, to the informative and serious ones! You will enjoy Awful Library Books!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Do you need help with library resources?

The CSU Library is committed to supporting students with physical or sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disabilities or psychological conditions, both on-campus and studying by distance, with a range of resources and services.

These services include:
  • Extended loans for some library materials
  • Assistance with retrieving library items from Library shelves and from other campuses
  • Posting items to your home address
  • Personal assistance in finding information and using on-campus printing and photocopying facilities
  • Answering general and specific inquiries

If you would like to access disability services please first register with Student Services

For more information on Library services for students with a disability, please contact your campus Disability Liaison Librarian

Resources include:

Wagga, Thurgoona and Bathurst Learning Commons have assistive technology rooms with assistive technology software and hardware for student use such as voice recognition, text-to-speech software and screen readers.

Port Macquarie, Orange and Dubbo Learning Commons have dedicated PCs with assistive technology software available.

All Learning Commons buildings and Library spaces are wheelchair accessible and contain disabled toilets.

CSU libraries are located within the Learning Commons buildings

For more information on Assistive Technology Services go to the Assistive Technology webpage
To learn more about the facilities available in the Learning Commons spaces go to our Learning Commons-introduction webpage

To find out more about CSU’s Disability Services including registering for services and access to assistive technology resources please contact your campus Disability Liaison Officer

CSU students with a physical or sensory impairment, a medical condition, learning disability or a psychological condition who will (or may) require support services from the University are entitled to the provision of appropriate services. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Australian Heritage Week

Australian Heritage Week begins this Saturday, celebrating Australia's unique heritage. Events are held all across Australia with a wide range of themes. You can check out what events are registered in your area from the Government's Heritage Week Website.

If you happen to see or learn something that grabs your attention and you want to know more Primo Search is the place to look. Across all campuses CSU libraries have hundreds of books on almost everything you could think of!

 Australian Heritage Week runs from 12th of April until 20th of April.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SAGE Research Methods Online database issues

Books and book chapters in the SAGE Research Methods Online database are currently unavailable due to an unknown technical issue.

The database provider is aware of the problem.  We will post an update once access has been restored.