24 May, 2016
Don’t stress – Book a Librarian ! Try the service that is fast becoming one of the Library’s most popular. Some 350 students have already sought help finding journal articles, using the library catalogue or managing references. Why wait? Get the help you need now and Book a Librarian
Finding yourself too busy to ask for help? Try our online chat service which is available on or off campus and open on weekends from 10am to 3pm. Chat is a part of our Online Librarian Service where you can also text or email us your questions.
Or chill out with a good book – there are leisure reading collections at each library, as well as comedy or feature films on DVD.
Our Kanopy service has films and documentaries you can stream online.
9 May, 2016
In our last Library survey you told us you wanted more group study rooms available at night as well as more quiet and silent study spaces. So we’ve extended the Auchmuty Information Commons to make this happen.
The Auchmuty Information Common now has an extra:
- 3 group study rooms available 24/7
- 32 extra quiet/silent study spaces
- Course Readings collection which includes:
- Holds and BONUS+ items for pickup
- English Learners collection
- Self-check machine (Check out and check in)
- Photocopier, print & scanning
- 5 individual study spaces
Did you know the University of Newcastle Library has the longest opening hours of any University in Australia? Our Information Commons are open 24/7 throughout semester.
For all spaces please check the Library Hours for changes during the mid-year recess and summer break.
3 May, 2016
Premier Pro software update (UoN121609)
The computers in the library should have the updated premier pro so that (mainly) Communication students can still do assignments out of hours. The most recent version is available in the ICT building but not the library. They’re both 2015 versions so only an update should be required.
It Services have scheduled this update and we are advised that it will ab available soon. Thank you for your feedback.
Update furniture for Nyte Byte (UoN121630)
To whom it may concern
Over the years I have noticed the lounges in the the Nyte Byte area are quite worn out and look shabby. I was hoping that in the new year University admin would have replaced the old furniture considering all the other ‘new’ changes i see around the library. However, I am very disappointed that the same very worn out lounges sit there. I am putting this request forward reason being that I spend most of the weekends and late night study time in that area and during the late hours one needs a clean place for rest and reflection. Thank you.
Thank you for your feedback.
Placing Holds in the catalogue (UoN121514)
Unhappy with the holds on library webpage. Put books on hold from huxley and auchmuty to pick up at huxley only to be told once I came in to collect them that these types of holds were not going to be honoured. Luckily the books had not been borrowed by somebody else but I had to go to the other library to pick up several books which was inconvenient for me. I don’t understand why you are given the option to put these types of holds on the system when they are not honoured.
Thank you for your feedback , we are looking into resolving this issue.
18 April, 2016
Library hours for Monday 25 April 2016
- Auchmuty and Huxley Libraries are open 9am – 5pm
- Ourimbah Library is open 10am – 3pm
- Newcastle City and Sydney CBD Libraries will be closed
- AIC, CHIC & OIC close at 12 midnight Sunday, are open 8:00am – 12 midnight Monday 25th and will reopen Tuesday 26 April at 8am.
Please check the Library Website for opening times during the 2016 ANZAC Day holiday http://www.newcastle.edu.au/library
5 April, 2016
NewCat+ now has 3 choices to help you refine your search before you start.
- Search All (search both the library catalogue and the databases) – default search.
- Books (search the library catalogue)
- Journal Articles (search key library databases,).
Another new feature is the link to Inter Library Loans so you can request an item if the library doesn’t subscribe to the full text.
Try the Browse nearby call numbers feature to find similar items. Click on the item call number to view nearby items by call number. Newcat+ provides a pop-up display with:
- a graphical browse or
- list browse.
Use the arrow keys to navigate through the browse results.
22 March, 2016
When you use information or ideas that originally appeared in another work, you must acknowledge that source. Learn the basics of referencing with this short Referencing tutorial.
Yak Media is the student media channel at the University of Newcastle. You will find great videos like the one below that unravels some mysteries around Referencing and Peer reviewed journals.
For more information go to our website for Referencing.
To learn more about Peer Reviewed journals or follow this link to our InfoSkills Information literacy and academic integrity tutorial. Learn how to plan your research, use and evaluate information, and how to use information ethically and avoid plagiarism.