Library summer hours

6 December, 2016


Library and Information Commons hours vary throughout the summer.

Please check the Library hours for opening hours at your library.

Need help?

Ask the Library

Note: Chat will be available Monday to Friday during the Summer break except from the 19th December 2016 until the 9th January 2017.



The Library & ELFS win Academic Division Award for International Engagement!

5 December, 2016


Winner – Conversational English Program, UON Library and the English Language and Foundation Studies centre

Ms Rebecca Heath, Ms Anne Burnett, Mr David Probert, Ms Jacqui Harris, Ms Jane Neave, Ms Sarah Coleman, Ms Helen Robertson, Mr Benjamin Bourke, Ms Alison Edginton , Ms Shaista Poonawalla

The “Conversational English Program” is a collaborative initiative between UON Library and ELFS. Members of two key units supporting international students recognised an opportunity to give a new vibrant student experience in developing conversational English skills in a neutral environment.

The Program is highly successful engaging both staff and students. The student spends one hour with the library staff member while they carry out their work and together they converse on undirected topics. This opportunity creates excitement for the students as they able to speak freely with a professional staff member; they share life experiences, culture and library information.

SAGE Trials

2 December, 2016

Three SAGE trials are now on Database by Title and Newcat+


The titles are:

  • SAGE Research Methods Datasets Trial
  • SAGE Research Methods Video Trial
  • SAGE Knowledge Trial

Time to catch up on your summer reading?

30 November, 2016


The Miller Collection in the Auchmuty Library has over 850 popular fiction books. There are novels to suit all tastes: crime, science fiction, fantasy, romance, literary, and more.

How do you find what’s in the Miller Collection?

Browse the shelves in the Auchmuty Library – after going in the main entry on Level 3, turn right, go through the sliding doors and the Miller Collection is directly to your right.

Search NEWCAT for your favourite author or title, or browse the entire collection by the call number – MC


The Huxley Library Graphic Novel collection was purchased to assist with visual literacy, which is part of the Australian Curriculum, and to encourage reading at all levels and abilities. This collection is located at 808.8017.




At the  Ourimbah library you can browse the Central Coast Leisure Reading collection by the call number – LR located on level 2.
Or search NEWCAT for your favourite author or title.




UON Sydney Library also has a Leisure reading collection. Search NEWCAT for your favourite author or title, or browse the entire collection by the call number – LR



Online video streaming collection

The UON Library provides access to streaming video collections covering many disciplines. You can watch documentaries, feature films, concerts, dance & music performances, medical procedures, TV news clips.


Thank you for helping make OA Week a success!

21 November, 2016

The Library would like to take this opportunity to thank all UON authors who participated in our Open Access Week promotion and to share the results of OA Week @UON.

During the promotion, a total of 153 OA publications were archived into the NOVA Open Access Repository by 67 UON authors. Deposited publications included 107 author manuscripts (accepted version) and 46 publisher versions.

And the winner is…  


Congratulations to Mohammad Alam who is the winner of the iPad mini.

Thank you to all UON authors who participated and a special mention to Julio Braslavsky who deposited 17 publications (author final versions) to NOVA during OA Week. This was the highest number of deposits by an individual author.

Contact the Library to find out more about Open Access and NOVA.

Need exam results? Pay your fines now!

16 November, 2016

If you have any outstanding debts with the University of Newcastle, including Library fines, you will not be eligible to receive your exam results and academic records.

Please check MyLibrary in NEWCAT+ to view any outstanding charges/fines.


Fine payments can be made:

  • Online via Credit and Debit Cards + Paypal
  • At the Library via Eftpos + Credit Card
  • By phone via Credit and Debit Card +61 2 49215850 during library hours


Remembrance Day Lest we Forget

11 November, 2016

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“At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.”

Australian War Memorial:Remembrance Day tradition

Crowd in Martin Place, Sydney celebrating the news of the signing of the armistice. H11563