University IT Maintenance – Saturday 4th July to Sunday 5th July 2015

30 June, 2015

As part of the Standard UON IT Maintenance, Library services will experience brief service interruptions during the period:
Saturday 4th July, 2015 8.00 am to

Sunday 5th July, 2015 8:00 pm

Library catalogue (NEWCAT+)
Loans, renewals or requests
ejournals and ebooks
All staff Sierra modules

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mid Year Recess Library Hours

26 June, 2015

Library and Information Common hours change during the winter recess. Please check the library hours to confirm opening hours at your Library during the Mid year recess.

Library Sunday closures

The Auchmuty, Huxley, and Sydney Libraries will be closed on the following Sundays:

  • 28th June
  • 5th July
  • 12th July
  • 19th July
  • 26th July

The Ourimbah Library will be closed on the following Sundays:

  • 28th June
  • 5th July
  • 12th July

Information Commons Hours

AIC & CHIC opening hours:
27th June – 26th July 2015:
Monday – Sunday: 8:00am – 12 midnight
OIC opening hours:
27th June – 12th July 2015:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

13th July – 26th July 2015:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

24hr services recommence from Monday 27th July 2015.

Mid year recess

Responses to Feedback 22 June 2015

22 June, 2015

The post grad. student room in the Auchmuty is cold. Not just a little colder than I might like it. I mean really cold – significantly colder than the rest of the library. This really does need to be looked into. Rather annoying when library staff tell you there is nothing to be done. I don’t expect instant results, but there must some way of getting it looked into. If you come into the post grad. room, especially at night, and see students with their coats and beenie’s left on and then go into the AIC, you will notice the difference.

Thanks for the feedback – we will ask IFS to investigate

Hi I am a regular user of the library and have to do a lot of printing during the duration of my course.
Though this is a small issue I wanted to bring it up as it can be easily rectified.
Could we have a stapler in the AIC capable of stapling a large number of pages together? I understand that there is one in the library on the level above but it is sometimes very hard to leave all my personal belongings in the AIC that could be stolen and go upstairs all for the sake of a stapler.
Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your feedback. Print charging covers the cost of paper and toner, the staplers provided for student use is a cost absorbed by the Library as a courtesy.
Due to the high volume of printing at the 24/7 environment a standard size stapler is the only size available as they are replaced on a weekly basis.

Why the heck is aircon switched off in late arvo at flowers reading room?! I’m freezing to death !

Thanks for your feedback – the Library is currently on extended hours for the exam period . The AIC was reset to accommodate the longer hours. It would seem the settings didn’t update for 20/6

Library late night winter warmer packs

12 June, 2015

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Long nights studying? Need a pick me up? Just ask the Library staff in the Information Commons for a late night Winter Warmer pack to help keep you going during these cold nights.

Extended Weekend Hours For Exam Study

2 June, 2015

We’ve extended Library hours on the weekend 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 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


Responses to Feedback 25 May 2015

25 May, 2015

Subject: RHD/post-grad space in the “Flower room” level of the Auchmuty Library.

as a post-graduate student I use often to go in the post-graduate dedicated (and more silent) area of the Flower Room level of the Auchmuty library, however, over the time I’ve noticed that desks, PCs places (and PCs) in there are not as clean as those in other areas of the Auchmuty library (e.g., those in the AIC space). I’m wondering if this is happening as a consequence of an electronic lock on the doors that can be unlocked by both post-graduate and librarian cards but not by a cleaner of the library? If so, it would be there a way for the cleaner to have a suitable card to access the area and keep it clean as much as the rest of the other library study areas?

Thanks a lot for your consideration.
Kind regards,

Dear Beatrice
Thank you for your feedback. In each break PCS are cleaned throughout the library. Unfortunately students working in the PG room requested that the cleaning not be done as the noise of cleaning and the smell of cleaning products was inconvenient. Next break the cleaning of the pcs will be advertised in advance and students will asked to relocate for the short time to allow the process completed.

I will also ask for additional cleaning of the area by contract cleaning staff.

Many thanks

New database – Kanopy Video Streaming

22 May, 2015

Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily.

Users can browse and watch these films, as well as create an account to manage your play list or watch list, make comments or read the Blog




Go to: Kanopy

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