Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Going on a Workplace Learning experience?

Are you about to go on Workplace Learning for your course? Did you know there are special borrowing arrangements for you.

Workplace learning allows students to learn through direct implementation of their professional roles in real workplace settings.

Before leaving for your Workplace Learning experience you can:
  • Borrow items such as AV material, kits, DVDs and books for the length of your Workplace Learning
  • Borrow items up to one week prior to leaving your campus.
While you are on Workplace Learning you can:
  • Request items such as AV material, kits, DVDs and books, scanned book chapters and journal articles
  • Receive your requested items from the Library via Australia Post for free (within Australia)
  • Submit your requests using the Workplace Learning Form.
And, if you are working near another university library you may be able to join that library as a reciprocal borrower and/or use their library collection and facilities such as photocopy or scanning. 
Check if the university is a participant of the ULANZ national borrowing scheme.

If you need to know more, you can Ask a Librarian or check out all the details at: Library access for students on Workplace Learning.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Microsoft Surface Pro 3s now available @ CSU Libraries!

 Microsoft Surface Pros are now ready to be used, and have replaced laptops! No longer are student laptops available for borrowing at Albury, Bathurst, Wagga, Orange and Dubbo campuses. Microsoft Surface Pros 3s are available to borrow from the Library at Albury, Bathurst, Wagga, Orange and Dubbo. 

What are Surface Pros?
They are lightweight tablets that convert to a laptop with a detachable keyboard and pen to allow you to annotate, write or draw. 

How long can I borrow the Surface Pro for?
Borrowing periods are for 4 hours and may be borrowed overnight. If you have any questions, please ask at the Ask Us Desk in the Library. 

Where can I find out more information about the Surface Pros?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Heritage Week: Saturday 11 April until Sunday 19 April

Australian Heritage Week kicks of this Saturday and there is a lot on!

 As an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage there are events all around the nation celebrating all the things that make up Australia's identity.

We'd like to highlight a few of the more local events and heritage resources.


In 2015 Bathurst celebrates its Bicentenary with over 100 events that mark the past, present and future of Australia's first inland settlement. Governor Macquarie raised the Union Jack on the banks of the Macquarie River on 7 May 1815 declaring it a town. A week long festival celebrating 200 years as a town is happening from  2-10 May 2015. for more details see the bathurst200 website

CSU has its own regional archive hosting university records, an art collection and state archives. Some of these resources are open to the public. More information on their web page, and check out some of the amazing historic photos from their collection on flickr

Really interested in heritage, history and archives?

 CSU has a course devoted to records and archives management, and we have a library guide devoted to records and archives management.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Welcome to the Easter 2015 Residential Schools!

Are you brand new to CSU? Or is it your first time on-campus for Residential School?

All campus libraries will be open  and staff are ready to help you!
To see what facilities are available and what is in the library take a library tour of the Albury, Wagga, Bathurst or Orange libraries and learning commons.

The learning commons on all campuses have new Print/Copy/Scan facilities which are fully integrated with your CSU card. By the way, make sure you bring your CSU card so you can access your on-campus accommodation, the learning commons 24/7,  borrow books and print. Not applied for your CSU card yet? Find out how to apply right here.

CSU student card

The learning commons zones are available 24/7 by swipe CSU card access.  You can access, PCs, Macs, personal lockers, wireless Internet, parent's room, assistive technology facilities, kitchenette and so much more, find out here.  

Albury, Wagga, Bathurst and Orange libraries will be open for extended  hours during Residential Schools, find out the times here and click on the Residential School tab.

You can keep up to date with what's happening on the campus libraries by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 We can help you during your stay with
• using the Library catalogue - Primo Search
• finding your subject's Library Guide
• finding and borrowing books
•  finding information from a wide range of resources including, journal databases and ebooks
• showing you around the Library and
• so much more, all you have to do is Ask Us!

Looking for someone to help you in the Bathurst and Wagga libraries? Look for our student rovers between 12 and 2pm (wearing the bright green shirts)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Vale Dr Henry Nowik AO OBE

Last month the CSU community was saddened by news of the death of Dr Henry Nowik AO OBE on Thursday 12th of March 2015.

Dr Henry Nowik Sep 2012 opening the Nowik Learning Commons
Born in Poland in 1917, Dr Nowik came to Australia in the mid 1960's with the US manufacturer Mars Incorporated. Dr Nowik was a strong supporter of regional development, particularly of the Albury/Wodonga region. His passion also developed into a long relationship with CSU including:

  • Member of the governing council of Riverina College of Advanced Education 1972-78. 
  • Support of the annual Henry Nowik public lecture series 
  • CSU student scholarships

In 1993, CSU conferred a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) for his generosity and immeasurable support to CSU and named the main lecture theatre in Albury in his honour.

In 2012, Dr and Mrs Kathy Nowik attended the naming ceremony of the Nowik Learning Commons at Thurgoona (read more here) which includes the Albury/Wodonga Campus Library.

The splendid Nowik Learning Commons building
Inside the Nowik Learning Commons, a tribute to Dr Henry Nowik 
Find Dr Nowik's publications held by the Library here and you can see more of the Thurgoona campus and Learning Commons, in our virtual tour.

We farewell a generous benefactor and his legacy lives on.