Today is World #RefugeeDay

20 June, 2017

This is a day to celebrate the positive contributions of refugees to Australian society.
Get the facts visit The Refugee Council of Australia

Learn more from the Library’s ebook and streaming video collections



Assignments due? Stressed about exams?

19 June, 2017



  • Chat or email
  • Phone Zone: +61(0) 2 4913 8800


  • Drop into the Library and speak to a Librarian
  • Book a time in advance
  • Book a Library Live session to speak face-to-face with a Librarian online

Self help online

And if you’re pulling an all-nighter in the Library please ask us about our Winter Warmers pack.



New Library Live video chat service

13 June, 2017

Can’t find the information you need? Now you can connect face-to-face with a Librarian online for help. Library Live is an online extension of our Book a Librarian service.

Book a Librarian is now available in a way that suits you:

  • Drop into the Library and speak to a Librarian.
  • Book a time in advance to meet with a Librarian in any of our Libraries.
  • Book a Library Live session to speak face-to-face with a Librarian online.

All Book a Librarian services can be tailored to suit your research and assignment questions and provide help using ebooks, finding journal articles, using Newcat+ Library catalogue or managing references.


How-to use FollowMe printing

7 June, 2017

You now have two choices for printing:

  • A new FollowMe option
  • The existing printing option

FollowMe printing lets you use your UON ID card to release and pay for printing at any Library multifunction printer/photocopier (MFD).

To send printing via the FollowMe print option:

  1. Select StudentPrint from your PC printer list. The default is Black and White unless colour is selected in Printer Properties.
  2. Click ok to send your printing.  Jobs will expire after 24 hours.

To release printing at the Library MFDs:

  1. Swipe your UON ID card and select ‘My print jobs’.


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  1. Choose printing for release and select ‘Print’.

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  1. Collect your printing.  Payment will be deducted from your account. Remember to logout.


Library staff are available if you need help.

Cochrane Library database

2 June, 2017

Currently, the ability to access login/register option  for Cochrane Library via Wiley is not functional, with access affected to the following:

  • Access your saved publications, articles and searches
  • Manage your email alerts, orders and subscriptions
  • Change your contact information, including your password

The Development Team at Wiley have advised the fix for this issue will be available in August 2017.



Pay Library fines online!

31 May, 2017

If you have any outstanding debts with the University of Newcastle, including Library fines, you will not be eligible to re enroll or receive your exam results and academic records.

Please check MyLibrary in NEWCAT+ to view any outstanding charges/fines.

  • Pay fines online here
  • Enter your student number, staff number or library card number
  • Select the fines you wish to pay or part pay
  • Select your preferred payment method (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal)
  • Enter your email address for your receipt to be sent
  • Enter payment details in the secure form
  • Once payment is complete it will take a few minutes for your University record to be cleared

Any issues? Please email

20160062-news-thumbnail-164x133Fine payments can also be made:

  • Online via Credit and Debit Cards + Paypal
  • At the Library via Eftpos + Credit Card
  • By phone via Credit and Debit Card +61 2 49215850 during library hours


National Reconciliation Week – Let’s take the next steps

30 May, 2017

National Reconciliation Week celebrates achievements in our journey towards reconciliation. In 2017, these milestones mark significant anniversaries:

The UON Library supports reconciliation with its Indigenous collection at the Huxley Library recently winning praise from the State Library of NSW Indigenous Services.