2 February, 2016
The Sydney library will be closed on Saturday 6th February 2016 due to building works. We apologise for the inconvenience.
27 January, 2016
Squeaky Tables (UoN121238)
In the Med Reserve there are two big wooden tables.
They’re lovely to study at because they have lots of space for all your books, notes etc
However they’re a bit squeaky ie, whenever a weight is placed or taken off them, the table emits a creaking/ groaning sound
I am embarrassed whenever I disturb the other people in the room
Is there anything that can be done? I’m sure the joints within the table are just a bit loose and some glue or screw tightening would resolve the issue
thanks for letting us know – we will place a request to have the tables repaired.
Access for Retired Academics (UoN121389)
I was a tenured member of the academic staff for over 20 years. I have been retired for 16 years and I am no longer a Conjoint Staff Member. Do I have any borrowing rights and/or rights of access to online collections? If so how do I go about gaining access to the Library System? As you will see below I no longer have a University Email address.
Recently retired staff are eligible for free membership if they have completed a minimum of 5 years service and have maintained a good borrowing record. If you do not meet the criteria, you are eligible for community membership.
Please apply in writing to:
The University Librarian, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308 Greg.Anderson@newcastle.edu.au
Staff are responsible for any materials for which there are loan records in their name. This responsibility ends only when the loan record is officially cancelled.
Membership for Retired University Staff does NOT include remote access to electronic library resources or requests via BONUS+
All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in loss of borrowing privileges.
Retired staff are not subject to fines for late return of University of Newcastle items. All staff receive fines for non return of University of Newcastle items.
Borrowing is suspended when more than $15 is owed.
This is the link to the staff-borrowing webpage
I have provided the link to the Community guide – detailed information about access to electronic resources.
6 January, 2016
The Auchmuty Information Common (AIC) will open at 9:15am on Saturday January 9th. The delayed opening is due to a scheduled power outage.
Infrastructure and Facilities Services have advised maintenance of High Voltage Electrical Infrastructure which will be undertaken in a number of buildings including the Auchmuty Library on Saturday January 9th 2016. Work is scheduled to be completed by 9:15am.
18 December, 2015
Congratulations to Library team members who were awarded Vice-Chancellor’s awards.
The Huxley Library Tiered Service Implementation Team (Leone Clough, James Turvey, Linda Stout, Lynda Paull, Ben Rigby, Lyn Muddle, Leanne Mosi, Alex Jacobs, Ruth Cameron, Stephanie Robertson, Sassica Bowyer) won the team award for Professional Staff Excellence.
Amanda Valent won the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Collaboration Excellence for outstanding cross/Division Work as part of the Uni4You program.
Vice-Chancellor’s Award presentation 2015
16 December, 2015
Due to IT maintenance the following Library systems will be unavailable for intermittent periods occurring between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday 20th December 2015.
- Library catalogue – NEWCAT+
- Loans, renewals or requests
- ejournals and ebooks
- All staff Sierra modules
- Requesting via BONUS+ etc
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
After Sunday, if you are experiencing problems accessing Library resources with your login details try and clear your cache and cookies in your browser and try again to access the resource.