Scheduled IT Maintenance 23rd June 2018 between 8.00am and 8.00pm

A scheduled IT Services Maintenance will occur this weekend.

  • Start time: 8.00am Saturday 23 June 2018
  • End time: 8.00pm Saturday 23 June 2018

The following Library systems may experience intermittent outages:

  • Bonus
  • Cardax
  • Ezproxy (this may affect access to online resources)
  • Newcat+ Library catalogue
  • Sierra

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Late nights, long hours… Winter Warmers are back!

We understand that sometimes when you’re studying hard overnight a warm drink and a snack can make all the difference.

So if you’re pulling an all-nighter in the Library please ask us about our Winter Warmers packs. The SSAF funded packs include tea or coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits, a disposable cup and a stirrer. Soups and soy milk are also available.

Available after hours from the Port Macquarie, Sydney campus, Ourimbah, Newcastle City, Auchmuty and Huxley Libraries.

Need help? Ask the Library

Don’t Keep History a Mystery – Learn. Share. Grow.

National Reconciliation Week is held annually from 27 May – 3 June. The dates that bookend the week commemorate both the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the historic High Court Mabo decision. These two events were significant milestones on the reconciliation journey. The 1967 referendum altered the Australian Constitution, with Australian voters choosing ‘Yes’ to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census. The Mabo decision recognized Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights, because it acknowledged their unique connection with the land. It led to the Australian Parliament passing the Native Title Act in 1993.

National Reconciliation Week encourages Australians to learn about and embrace our shared histories and cultures. The University of Newcastle Library has a wealth of information and resources to help you learn, share and grow.


Everything you need to know about the referendum to recognise indigenous Australians / Megan Davis & George Williams
Newcastle City campus Lib-7d KM208.431.K1 DAVI


Mabo : the native title legislation / edited by M.A. Stephenson
Newcastle City campus Lib-Book KM208.433 STEP-1


Lateline: Mabo Myths
Kanopy Video Streaming


Library Subject guides
Dig deeper into Indigenous issues, our guides will show you the best resources and databases on a range of course related areas.
Other resources

Informit Indigenous Collection gives access to emergent and ground breaking research within the global community offering scope for critical international engagement and debate.
Kanopy Video Streaming – Australian Indigenous Studies titles
Australian Indigenous Studies ebook collections
“The First Australians” SBS Chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people.
National Film and Sound Archive Australia’s audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing film, documentaries and oral histories

Newcastle City campus Library open 24/7 during exams

Need to study late? The Newcastle City campus Library in NeW Space will be open 24 hours between the 28 May –  22 June 2018. Swipe card access is required for entry outside Library opening hours.

Please check the Library hours for dates and times of extended opening hours.

Don’t forget you can always Ask the Library for help.   Our online chat service is also available Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Fridays 9:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Need help? Ask the Library

Emerald eCase Collection Trial

The Library trial of the Emerald eCase Collection Trial Database is available now.

Emerald eCase Collection contains business case studies and teaching notes, creating opportunities for students to understand and apply business theory, analyse complex situations, and formulate solutions.

This trial is available from Tuesday 22nd May to Wednesday 30th June 2018.

Need help? Ask the Library


Thank you to everyone who completed the 2018 Library survey

Thank you to the more than 3300 people who completed the survey.  We appreciate your support and your honest feedback. The survey is now closed and we’ll get back to you with the results shortly.  But don’t worry – if you still have something you’d like to tell us please let us know via our help and information page where you can contact us directly, chat online or use the feedback form.

The drink vouchers are valid until the end of the May and remember to enter the draw for the prizes.  You could be the winner of the Bluetooth speaker!

Results will be published on the Library survey page.

AIC re-opens 24 hours by demand

We listened to your feedback and have some good news! The Auchmuty Information Common will re-open between midnight and 7am from May 21.

The AIC provides 24 hour access to group study spaces, collaborative computer desks, more than 100 computers, wifi and a survival station with food preparation area.

Library staff are available to provide assistance from 7.00am until midnight. Access to the print Course Readings collection and the Stack area on Level 1 will be restricted between midnight and 7.00am.

Swipe card access is required for after hours access.


Survey ending soon…have your say!

Time is running out for you to fill in the Library Survey and have your say. Tell us what you think about the library to receive a free hot drink and the chance to win a bluetooth speaker and other prizes.

The Library Client Satisfaction survey  ends this Sunday 20 May.

The survey is your opportunity to have your say about how satisfied you are with the Library’s equipment, facilities, collections and services.
Your honest feedback allows us to identify areas for improvement.

Fill in the survey and find out more

You can help shape the future of UON Libraries

It’s the final week of the Library Survey. Tell us what you think by Sunday May 20th to get a voucher for a free drink and a small gift. You could also win a Bluetooth speaker, wireless earphones or a $50 gift card.

We’ll use your valuable feedback to improve Library facilities and services.

We used feedback from the 2016 Library Survey to:

  • Design the Library in the NeW Space building
  • Renovate the Auchmuty Learning Lounge
  • Implement FollowMe printing

For more information on past survey results and how we’ve responded to your feedback, visit the Library Survey page.

So please remember to have your say and do the Library Survey – we’d really appreciate it.

We listen: Take the Library survey and tell us more…..

You’re not just another statistic –  the Library Survey is about getting real feedback and we take it seriously. Over the years we have responded to your comments to improve UON Library spaces with new and relevant services. See more here.

In the last two years we’ve:

  • relocated to a new location with a brand new library for our Newcastle City Campus
  • created a new Course Readings area in the AIC
  • increased online resources – now more than 600,000 ebooks and 80,000+ journals
  • introduced a new ‘survival station’ at Huxley with the help of SSAF funding
  • upgraded the Ourimbah Library air conditioning system

But wait – there’s more … we also

  • improved wireless access and provided more data and power outlets
  • extended our CHAT service for longer weekday hours and to weekends too
  • improved access to our Book-a-Librarian services
  • introduced an online face-to-face Librarian service – Library Live

And coming soon

  • an improved digital Course Readings system
  • more  online tutorials to add to our growing suite of accessible instructional tools

So thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and remember besides the free drink, fill in the voucher and you could win a bluetooth speaker or $50 credit card.

The survey finishes this Sunday May 20th.

Take the survey and tell us what you think.