Keep calm and do a Library tour

24 February, 2017

Library tours run in the first few weeks of each semester and provide an introduction to the services and study spaces available. For upcoming tour dates and times at the various library locations visit the Library Tours page.

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YAK TV is taking you on a trip to the library! We’ll show you how to use your library effectively to get the most out of it and how to keep your fellow students happy and free of distractions.


New ecollection – Living Histories@UON

24 February, 2017

Ecollections are often the hidden gems of the research world.
The University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections Living Histories@UON is a state-of-the-art online platform providing access to tens of thousands of digital items including photographs, audio, video, exhibitions, oral histories and more!

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Other UON ecollections

The UON Library provides access to streaming video collections such as Kanopy, watch documentaries, feature films, concerts, dance & music performances, medical procedures, TV news clips.  Access collections via the Database A-Z Title list.

NOVA  is the University of Newcastle’s institutional digital repository. Access to UON research output; thesis, book chapters, conference papers and journal articles of the University of Newcastle, its staff, students and affiliates.

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Auchmuty Learning Lounge offically opened

21 February, 2017

Yesterday the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen officially opened the Auchmuty Learning Lounge and remarked how things have changed since her Uni days and for the better.

An old, dull reading room in the Auchmuty Library has been transformed with a $1.6million refurbishment into a bright light-filled collaborative learning environment. Gone is the dark and dreary furniture and a large portion of the red brick and in its place is a vibrant space with a range of comfortable study options.

The Learning Lounge offers group study spaces, collaborative computer desks, WiFi and and a ‘survival station’ with hot water and microwaves.  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 University ID swipe card.

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City campus Library closure

13 February, 2017

City Campus Library and CHIC closed 15-19 February 2017.

The City Campus Library and the CHIC will close at 12 midnight Tuesday 14th February and reopen 8.00am Monday 20th February to allow for important maintenance works on the heritage listed University House building.

All other UON Libraries and Information Commons remain open and you will still be able to access our extensive online collections.

Library help is available via CHAT or email at newcastle.edu.au/library/help-and-information or phone 02 4921 5850 for general library enquiries.

Can I return books to the City Library during the closure?
Unfortunately the returns chute is not available, however items will not incur overdue fines during the closure.

If University House is closed can I still borrow from the library?
No, as the building is closed from the 15th to the 19th February, no one will have access. You can still borrow from any other UON Library.

Can I still study in the CHIC?
No, the building will be closed.  Alternative 24×7 study spaces are available at the Auchmuty and Ourimbah Libraries.

I have an email stating that an item I requested is ready to be picked up at City. What should I do?
Items will be available when the library reopens. Prior to the closure you may also indicate you will pick the item up at another UON Library.

Can I request a book from the City Library?
Yes, however, staff will not be able to process the request until the library reopens on Monday 20th  February.

How do I renew a book I have borrowed from the City Library that is due during the shutdown?
Renew online via MyLibrary. More information is available at
newcastle.edu.au/library/borrow/renewing-and-returning-loans2


Australia Day Library hours

24 January, 2017

All Libraries and Information Commons are closed on Thursday 26th of January 2017 for the Australia Day public holiday. More information on Library Hours.

Ourimbah Nyte Bytes – Unstaffed Computer Lab (A.2.26) is open 24 hours when OIC is closed.

Auchmuty Learning Lounge – Unstaffed collaborative space open 24 hours when the Auchmuty Library is closed.

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Learning Lounge opens as a new 24 hour collaborative space

17 January, 2017

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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!