3.5 million reasons for you to have an ORCID!

Don’t have an ORCID? Now’s the time to join the 3.5 million researchers around the world who do!

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is all about you and here’s why you should create one today:

1.    You’re unique!  You can uniquely identify yourself to make sure you get credit for all of your work.  What’s in a name? Having an ORCID helps to distinguish your work from other researchers with the same or a similar name.

2.    That’s my work! You can connect your ORCID with your publications, grants, your research activity and your online research profile.

3.    Save me time!  Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly asking researchers for their ORCID as part of manuscript submission for publishing and for grant applications. Having an ORCID will save you time, enter once and re-use often.


How do you get one?

At UON creating an ORCID is easy and takes only a few minutes.

  • Login to NURO (with your UON ID and password)
  • From your NURO Homepage, click the Menu tab > click Search Settings
  • Scroll down to locate Source Specific Search Terms
  • Locate ORCID in your list of online data sources
  • Click Configure and follow the online instructions
  • Don’t forget to allow NURO to access your ORCID record. This will connect your ORCID with your publications at UON.

And best of all, your ORCID is your lifelong digital ID for you and your research, travelling with you throughout your career. Like to know more? Checkout out the Library’s information and help for ORCID.

Create an ORCID today and start using it tomorrow.

City Library Opens in NeW Space

The Newcastle City campus Library has opened on Level 1 of the NeW Space building.

The new library houses a dynamic collection of high demand and core items. Staff have been busy overseeing the transfer of collections from different locations and are on hand to welcome students and academics into an attractive, light-filled space.

CHIC and old City Library closed

The old City Information Common (CHIC) and the old City Library on Level one University House are now closed ready to be re-purposed as part of the restoration of University House.

Library Services and 24 hour spaces in NeW Space

You can find general library assistance on the ground floor of the NeW Space building as well as general and specialist support in the Library on Level one. 24 hour common areas are available on the ground and first floors of the NeW Space building. Swipe card access is required for after hours entry.

Find out more about the new library.

Need help? Ask the Library 

City Library moves to NeW Space

Newcastle City campus Library staff have moved into the NeW Space building and are busy preparing to open the doors on a brand new library on Monday the 17th of July.

The new library houses a dynamic collection of high demand and core items. Staff have been busy overseeing the transfer of collections from different locations and are looking forward to welcoming students and academics into an attractive, light-filled space.


CHIC closure

The old City Information Common (CHIC) will close at 5:00pm Friday 14th of July for the move to NeW Space. The old Library area, Level one University house, will remain open until midnight on the 14th, 15th and 16th July. 24 hour common areas will be available on the ground and first floors of the NeW Space building from 8:00am Monday 17th July.

Library spaces open 24 hours during mid-year recess

The Auchmuty Learning Lounge and the Ourimbah Nyte Byte computer lab are available via swipe card entry throughout the break.

The Learning Lounge collaborative learning space provides group study spaces, collaborative computer desks, WiFi and power access. Nyte Bytes has computer workstations, comfortable lounges, WiFi and power access.

Both areas also have a Survival Station with hot water and microwaves for your convenience. Whether you’re catching up on study or preparing for next semester, the Library has you covered.

NAIDOC WEEK 2 – 9 JULY Our Languages Matter


NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year a theme is chosen which highlights different cultural and historical elements. The theme for NAIDOC this year is Our Languages Matter.  The theme was chosen to celebrate the important role language plays in Indigenous culture and as a reminder that there were once around 250 unique Indigenous language groups across Australia.  There are now only around 120 Indigenous languages spoken today, some of which are found in the regions around our campuses.

There are lots of resources in our UON Libraries, as well as a dedicated Indigenous Collection in the Huxley Library. Pop in to the Huxley Library to see the NAIDOC Week display or find out more by accessing Library resources on our regional language groups including:

Need help? Ask the Library