Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Joondalup Library Early Closure

When: This Friday MAY 6 2011
Due to a scheduled overnight Electrical Outage in the Library Building, the Library and E-Lab will need to close at 5pm this Friday. The e-lab will reopen to students with access cards at 9am Saturday May 7, and the library reopen as normal at 10am Saturday.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Top 10 used books at Joondalup Library this year.

1. Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical Surgical nursing.

2. Understanding Nursing Research : Building an Evidence-Based Practice.

3. Managing Business Ethics : Straight Talk About How to do it Right.

4. The Battered Women Syndrome.

5. Ulrich and Canale's Nuring Care Planning Guides : Prioritization, Delegation, and Critical Thinking.

6. Torts : A Practical Learning Approach.

7. An Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling.

8. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle.

9. Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing.

10. social Research Methods.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Document delivery - requesting via VDX

We have been receiving a lot of requests via VDX for items which are already available in the ECU library system (e.g. books, and journal articles which we already have either in print or electronically via our databases).

If you place a VDX request for something that we already have, the request does not get processed, and will remain in VDX until we reply to you and advise that the item is in the Library. This takes time, and delays you obtaining the requested item..

The best way of avoiding this is to check Library One Search and / or the library catalogue prior to placing a VDX request.

VDX is available to staff with university related research needs; graduate, honours and higher degree students; remote and off-campus students; and offshore students. Further information is available in the document delivery user guide at or by emailing

Silent Study Room Joondalup Library

In response to student requests for a dedicated silent area to study in, a Silent Study Room has been created on Level 3 of the Joondalup Library. Individual large desks with lamps provide accommodation for 19 people. In keeping with your suggestions and feedback, no eating, drinking, talking or use of audio devices are permitted in this room.
The Library would very much like to offer more silent areas for students when space is made available – this is likely in 2 to 3 years when a major service centre facility building is constructed on campus.