Summer Library Hours

24 November, 2015

Library hours vary throughout the summer.

Please note that this weekend – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2015, both the Huxley and Ourimbah Libraries will be closed.

Please check the Library Hours on our website for changes to hours during the 2015/2016 Summer .

Summer hours pamphlet


Responses to Feedback 26 October 2015

26 October, 2015

Excellent service    (UoN121093)
Just wanted to praise the excellent service I was given by the ‘ask a librarian’ live chat. I have now received the article I requested through Get It. Thanks so much for excellent service and prompt delivery.

Thank you for the feedback.

Noise in Quiet Zone  (UoN121134)
The quiet area near the study rooms can be loud sometimes, maybe a self closing door on the study room would be an idea as the door is always open. Another thing is, with a TAFE onsite, does anyone have a drill so leads don’t need to be slung over study tables, just an idea. Thanks.

Thanks for your feedback. If the noise is disturbing to your studies please let the Library staff know and they will assist in directing you to silent zones or ask the students to reduce the noise level. Please if we can help you in any other way let us know and we will be glad to help.

Extended Weekend Hours For Exam Study

26 October, 2015


We’ve extended Library hours on the weekends to help you study for exams.

Please check the Library hours for dates and times of extended opening hours at the Ourimbah and Auchmuty main library areas.

Our Information Commons at Auchmuty, Ourimbah and the City Library are also open 24/7.

Don’t forget you can always Ask the Library for help and our online chat service is available 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday and 10:00 – 3:00pm on weekends.

Database downtime – Sunday 25th October 2015 – Wolters Kluwer resources

23 October, 2015

Please note our provider Wolters Kluwer will be undertaking scheduled maintenance on Sunday 25 October, 2015.

Access will be unavailable for the period:

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday 25 October, 2015

Resources affected include:


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Open Access Week 19 – 25 October 2015

12 October, 2015


Win an iPad and have a coffee on us!

In support of Open Access week the Library is offering all UoN staff and RHD students the chance to win an iPad. Submit a copy of your full text peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to NOVA before midnight on 25th October 2015 and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win an iPad. You will also receive a coffee voucher which can be redeemed at the cafes in the Auchmuty, Huxley, or Ourimbah Libraries. You can also advise us if you prefer to redeem your voucher at another UoN campus.

What is Open Access Week?

Open Access provides a way to promote broader access to academic research outputs for scholars, students, professionals and the general public. Open Access is immediate, free of charge, online access to research articles via the internet. Open Access Week is an opportunity to promote the benefits of OA to our research community. One significant way in which authors can participate is to self-archive copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) into the University’s institutional repository, NOVA. A large number of UoN staff and RHD students are currently actively archiving copies of their journal articles and conference papers and making these available online via open access in NOVA. The Library would like to encourage more UoN authors to self-archive their work and to learn more about the benefits of open access.

Please submit your peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) to:


What should I send to NOVA?,
Send a copy of your peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted version) for each/any of your publications. Please note: this is not the publisher’s PDF version of your work.

How do I send a copy of my manuscript (final accepted version) to NOVA?
Send a copy of the full-text of your journal or conference publication, etc via email to

Can I send the publisher version of my work?
A large number of academic publishers, as the copyright owner, allow the author’s peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to be archived in the university’s institutional repository; however a much smaller number of publishers allow their publisher version to be archived.

If the publisher version can be made available via Open Access then it will be eligible for our promotion. You can check the publisher copyright policy and self-archiving database, SHERPA/ROMEO, at or alternatively the Library will check this for you. Email your enquiry to

If you, as the author, have retained copyright for your publication, then that publication is also eligible for our promotion, i.e. published PDF.

What is the Final Accepted Version of my peer-reviewed manuscript?
The Final Accepted Version incorporates revisions made by authors following the journal / conference’s peer-review process. The author’s final accepted version content mirrors that of the final publication but without the publisher’s typesetting, logo and branding.

I’m not sure about the version of the publication. Who can help me with more information?
The NOVA Team in the Library can answer any questions that you have. Please email or call ext.16688 (49 216688). You can also contact your Faculty Librarian.

When can I submit my manuscript version to NOVA?
To be eligible for entry in the iPad draw and to receive a coffee voucher, a copy of your Final Accepted version can be submitted now and up until midnight on Sunday 25th October 2015. Publications received after this date will not be eligible for our coffee promotion or for inclusion in the draw to win an iPad.

When will the draw to win an iPad be held?
The draw for an iPad will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2015. The winner will be contacted via phone or email and the details published in the next Library newsletter.

How do I get my coffee vouchers?
Coffee vouchers can be sent to you via internal mail or can be collected in person from the Library. Please advise when submitting your publications how you would like to receive your coffee voucher. If you are not based at Callaghan Campus we can arrange for you to have a voucher for a cafe at your campus.

Where can I read more about Open Access
For more information on Open Access, including the benefits, please see the following links.

UoN’s Library Open Access Guide

Open Access Week

Why Open Access?

Open Access FAQ

A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

Labour Day Library hours for Monday 5th October 2015

29 September, 2015


Library and Information Common hours on Labour Day, Monday 5th October.

Auchmuty Library: 9:00am – 5:00pm
AIC: open 24 hours

Huxley Library: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Ourimbah Library: 10:00am – 3:00pm
OIC: open 24 hours

City Precinct Library: Closed
CHIC: open 24 hours

Sydney CBD Library: Closed

Port Macquarie TAFE Library: Closed

C50 Library Staff Reunion

24 September, 2015

Library staff celebrate 50 years of the University of Newcastle Library. Check out old library photos on Flickr and find out more about the celebration

c50 renion


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