Congratulations to new Graduates

The Library wishes to congratulate the achievements of our graduates from all Faculties. Callaghan ceremonies are on the 5, 6 and 12 April 2018 at the Great Hall.

The University of Newcastle Library offers free membership to graduates of the University of Newcastle.

A Library card will be issued upon presentation of appropriate documentation at the Library Service Zone. This includes identification and a testamur.

Alumni can access a variety of e-resources via the Alumni Online Resources page.

Celebrate Harmony Day

“Everyone Belongs”

The theme “Everyone Belongs” shows a focus on celebrating Australia’s rich cultural diversity with inclusivity.

We’re celebrating the diverse cultures of the University of Newcastle’s students and staff with events at the Callaghan campus on Wednesday 21 March.  The day will be about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.

The Library can help you research the history, social impact and attitudes of cultural diversity in Australia.  These resources can provide valuable information for an assessment or for increasing your knowledge of Australia’s multi-cultural makeup.

“Are You Fair Dinkum?”

Click the image below to view the video series Migrant Experience. This excellent series is part of our video database Kanopy(You’ll need to log in with your Uni credentials to view it.)

kanopy migrant experience


Take a step up…..learn how here

Watch online and learn anytime, anywhere.  Short videos that explain how to use the Library and get the information you need.

Library workshops: A must for new students,
learn about the important research tools on our website.

Monday March 12, 12pm-1pm, Ourimbah Library,
Thursday March 15, 12pm-1pm Auchmuty Library and 1pm-2pm Huxley Library.


Need help? Ask the Library


Student success week – Book time with a Librarian!

Behind every successful student there is a Librarian.

Student success week: Ask more about the Library Wednesday March 7, 12pm -2pm Callaghan, Auchmuty courtyard.

Save the date: Library workshops: Monday March 12, 12pm-1pm, Ourimbah Library, Thursday March 15, 12pm-1pm Auchmuty Library and 1pm-2pm Huxley Library.

Why wait? Get the help you need now and  Book a Librarian. Try the service that is fast becoming one of the Library’s most popular.  Last year some 1200+ students sought help finding journal articles, using the library catalogue or managing references.

Finding yourself too busy to ask for help?  Try our online chat service which is available on or off campus and  open on weekends from 10am to 3pm. Chat is a part of our  Online Librarian Service where you can also text or email us your questions.

Other help on campus includes:

Learning Development academic skills resources available to help you enhance your academic skills.

Get help from fellow students who have succeeded in your course with Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).

Need help? Ask the Library

Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit

Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit will progress the humanities, arts and culture research infrastructure agenda and will be held 14-15 March 2018, Canberra.

Date: 14-15 March, 2018

Location:  National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra.

Registrations are now open.

Overview:  Digital and ‘big data’ developments are transforming possibilities for research into Australian society and culture, enabling at-scale research into our history and heritage, our place in the region, and the way we live now and into the future. Yet Australia’s unique ‘data’ and source material required for this research – artefacts, field notes, film, oral recordings – are largely unconnected and locked away in individual projects, collections and institutions.

Themes include:

  • Visions for a national strategic collaborative agenda for humanities, arts and culture research
  • Current and future possibilities for sharing, mining, and analysing humanities, arts and cultural data
  • Critical and ethical approaches to research data management
  • Digital infrastructures and tools we need now and over next 5-10 years
  • Building next-generation platforms

Click here for more information on confirmed speakers and program highlights.

TiNA festival E-Lit, Zines and more….

This is Not Art festival kicks off on the 28th September and this year’s program features extravagant singalongs, performance lectures, blogging, poetry, gaming, cartooning, a spelling bee, dance, roving artist talks, witchcraft, drama, comedy, song writing and more.

E-Lit Reading
Whether it be twine game, chatbot, or hypertext poetry, these artists discuss the limitation, provocation and potential of digital meaning-making.

What the Spewcastle?!?!
Penis towers, obelisks, lighthouses like chess piece rooks … a theme is emerging. Poets and writers scour Newcastle’s streets, creating pieces on the urban landscape before our very eyes.

Zine Fair
Drop in and pick up the latest zines from around Australia and check out all that’s groovin’ DIY style.


Children’s Book Week display at Huxley

The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced this year’s winners. See Book of Year Winners 2016


Books are chosen in the following categories:

  • Older Readers
  • Younger Readers
  • Early Childhood
  • Picture Book of the Year
  • The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

The Huxley Library staff have put up a great display with all the winning books available to view.

Come in and have a look …