Scheduled IT maintenance 21st January, 2017

18 January, 2017

A scheduled IT Services Maintenance will occur on Saturday 21st January 2017.

Between 8.00am – 8.00pm systems and services will be affected while maintenance is performed.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Learning Lounge opens as a new 24 hour collaborative space

17 January, 2017


The Auchmuty Learning Lounge has been renovated to create a great new collaborative space  that is now open 24 hours a day. The space has been transformed from a tired area of the Library into a bright light-filled room. Large windows opening onto the courtyard have replaced brick walls. Outdated furniture has been exchanged for comfortable lounges and ergonomic group computer tables.

The Learning Lounge offers group study spaces, collaborative computer desks, WiFi and and a ‘survival station’ with hot water and a microwave.  Library staff are not available to provide assistance outside library hours. Computer availability  is limited so bring your own device (BYOD) is recommended for individual study. Laptops are also available for loan from the Auchmuty Information Commons. Access to the Learning Lounge after the Library is closed is via student swipe card.

The innovative design uses green technology including movement sensing and ‘daylight harvesting’ light sensors that change according to the amount of ambient sunlight in the room to significantly reduce the energy required to light the room.

Find out more about the Learning Lounge or drop in anytime  –  day or night and check it out.



Semester 2 course results released

9 December, 2016

Final course results are available at myHub (through myUoN) on the following dates:

  • Semester 2 – 9/12/2016
  • Trimester  3 – 18/12/2016

Check for the following reasons if your course results do not appear in myHub:

If you still can’t access your grades please email your course coordinator.

Keep checking our Blog for updates as we will continue to post during the holidays.

Have a great summer – you have earned it!

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.