Online fine payment issue

The online fine payment system is currently experiencing technical issues.

Fines can still be paid at Auchmuty, Huxley, Ourimbah and Newcastle City campus service desks.

Clearance of fine payments is also delayed, please try again later to access exam results and notifications.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Get ready for summer

It’s time to rest and rejuvenate but you can still keep your mind active over the summer break. Here are the Library’s top 5 suggestions:

  • Master Newcat+ or referencing with these quick Online tutorials
  • Peruse the Research guides – advance your research skills
  • InfoSkills a tutorial to learn how to plan your research, evaluate information, use information ethically and avoid plagiarism
  • Check out some fresh apps to help with your studies
  • Chill out with a movie – the library has some great documentaries and feature films. *tip search Newcat+ “feature film” and limit format to DVD.



Pay Library fines online!

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.

Fine payments can be made via:

  • 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

Any issues? Please email

Need help? Ask the Library


GLAMx team success with Deep Time Project

The GLAMx team are soon to launch a new project that brings to life the cultural heritage in Newcastle.  The Newcastle Herald ran a story over the weekend Uni team time travels which reveals how in collaboration with the UON Innovation Team they have created an immersive 3D VR simulation for exploring 3-D images of Aboriginal artefacts in a digital dig site.

The UON Library wishes to congratulate the GLAMx team on another successful project. More details about the project can be found on the Hunter Living Histories site Deep Time project



NEWYhistory App

What a great tool

Hunter Living Histories

  The NEWYhistory App is available to DOWNLOAD HERE for FREE.

Jarred Casely and Vera Deacon cutting the cake, Siobhan Curran in background.

Mark Sutherland presenting Certificate of Appreciation to App Developer Jarred Casely

The NEWYhistory App was officially launched at NewSpace Campus on Monday 6th November at the Hunter Living Histories meeting.

In March 2017 Jarred Casely (UON educ. student) was engaged on the project and created the digital architecture for the app. We thank Jarred for his professionalism and technical expertise in getting the App to completion. We also thank Beau Hardy (UON vis comm student) for designing the NEWYhistory logo.

Vera Deacon and Jarred Casely cutting the launch cake.

“Newcastle has many historic themes and items and we believe that the ‘Lost Newcastle’ App will be an exciting digital product and a first for the National Trust (NSW). To cover the cost of the software licensing fee…

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NOVA turns 10!

It’s a Happy 10th Birthday for the NOVA Open Access Repository. During OA Week 2017 we are also celebrating 10 years since the launch of the NOVA repository in 2007.

A huge thank you to Dave Huthnance from the ARCs Team in IT Services who has maintained the system and software for the NOVA open access repository for the previous ten years.  The Library appreciates and acknowledges Dave’s specialist knowledge, expertise and support. And that of the Ops Teams.

30,000 reasons to celebrate
During October, NOVA also achieved another milestone and has now published over 30,000 metadata records for UON research publications and outputs.  Approximately 32% of the repository’s published records also contain full-text publications available on open access.


Calling all UON Authors
You are invited to archive your publications into the UON institutional open access repository.  The NOVA Team are waiting to help you.  Email or contact your Senior Research Librarian for more information.

ABS Stats app updated with 2016 Census data

On Monday the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the second round of data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

The topics, including labour force and employment, education, interstate migration and how we travel to work, will reveal an even richer picture of Australian life. A complete list of Census data topics released in October can be found here.

This information will be available through our easy-to-use online tools – QuickStats, Community Profiles and analytical articles.

The Library provides access to ABS publications via the Database A-Z list. You can also find key sources of Australian and international statistics and data in the Find Statistics guide.

2016 Census data is now available on the ABS Stats app. View and compare 2016 Census data on people, families and homes by suburb and electoral divisions. You can also watch Australia’s population clock and access up to 33 key economic indicators. Download for Android or iOS now.

For more information on the Census, go to


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