Welcome to new and returning trimester students

2 February, 2016

Welcome to all new and returning students. Don’t forget to check out the range of resources and services available in the Library. Drop into your nearest Library and take a tour or visit our Getting Started page for a quick guide to borrowing books and getting access to online journal articles, ebooks, streaming video and the millions of items the Library has to offer.

Help is available via chat, email or phone, or visit one of our Service Zones. You can also book time with a Librarian for more in-depth individual or small group help using our Book a Librarian service. Faculty Librarians are also available to provide research support to staff and postgraduate students.

Need Help? Ask the Library


Sydney Library Closed Saturday 6th February

2 February, 2016

The Sydney library will be closed on Saturday 6th February 2016 due to building works.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Responses to Feedback 27 January 2016

27 January, 2016

Squeaky Tables (UoN121238)    
In the Med Reserve there are two big wooden tables.
They’re lovely to study at because they have lots of space for all your books, notes etc
However they’re a bit squeaky ie, whenever a weight is placed or taken off them, the table emits a creaking/ groaning sound
I am embarrassed whenever I disturb the other people in the room
Is there anything that can be done? I’m sure the joints within the table are just a bit loose and some glue or screw tightening would resolve the issue

thanks for letting us know – we will place a request to have the tables repaired.

Access for Retired Academics (UoN121389)
I was a tenured member of the academic staff for over 20 years. I have been retired for 16 years and I am no longer a Conjoint Staff Member. Do I have any borrowing rights and/or rights of access to online collections? If so how do I go about gaining access to the Library System? As you will see below I no longer have a University Email address.

Dear Duncan,
Recently retired staff are eligible for free membership if they have completed a minimum of 5 years service and have maintained a good borrowing record. If you do not meet the criteria, you are eligible for community membership.

Please apply in writing to:
The University Librarian, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308 Greg.Anderson@newcastle.edu.au
Staff are responsible for any materials for which there are loan records in their name. This responsibility ends only when the loan record is officially cancelled.
Membership for Retired University Staff does NOT include remote access to electronic library resources or requests via BONUS+
All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in loss of borrowing privileges.
Retired staff are not subject to fines for late return of University of Newcastle items. All staff receive fines for non return of University of Newcastle items.
Borrowing is suspended when more than $15 is owed.

This is the link to the staff-borrowing webpage
I have provided the link to the Community guide – detailed information about access to electronic resources.
Kind regards


Australia Day Library hours

25 January, 2016

Libraries and Information Commons are closed on Australia Day.

Library closed Australia Day

All Libraries and Information Commons close for the Australia Day public holiday, Tuesday 26th January 2016. Libraries and Information Commons are open summer hours on Monday 25th January. Please check the Library website for summer opening hours at your Library or Information Common during January.

AIC opens 9:15am Sat. 9th January due to power outage

6 January, 2016

The  Auchmuty Information Common (AIC) will open at 9:15am on Saturday January 9th. The delayed opening is  due to a scheduled power outage.

Infrastructure and Facilities Services have advised maintenance of High Voltage Electrical Infrastructure which will be undertaken in a number of buildings including the Auchmuty Library  on Saturday January 9th 2016.   Work is scheduled to be completed by 9:15am.

Vice-Chancellor’s awards for excellence

18 December, 2015

Congratulations to Library team members who were awarded Vice-Chancellor’s awards.

The Huxley Library Tiered Service Implementation Team (Leone Clough, James Turvey, Linda Stout, Lynda Paull, Ben Rigby, Lyn Muddle, Leanne Mosi, Alex Jacobs, Ruth Cameron, Stephanie Robertson, Sassica Bowyer)  won the team award for Professional Staff Excellence.

Amanda Valent won the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Collaboration Excellence for outstanding cross/Division  Work as part of the Uni4You program.

Vice-Chancellor's Award presentation 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s Award presentation 2015

UoN IT Maintenance – Sunday, 20th December 2015

16 December, 2015

Due to IT maintenance the following Library systems will be unavailable for intermittent periods occurring between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday 20th December 2015.

  • Library catalogue – NEWCAT+
  • Encore
  • BONUS+
  • Loans, renewals or requests
  • MyLibrary
  • Databases
  • ejournals and ebooks
  • All staff Sierra modules
  • Requesting via BONUS+ etc

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

After Sunday, if you are experiencing problems accessing Library resources with your login details try and clear your cache and cookies in your browser and try again to access the resource.





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