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.

The Library survey is here!

Over the next 2 weeks you have the chance to us what you want from your Library.  Tell us what we do well – and where we can improve. The survey provides the Library with lots of valuable feedback which assists us in gauging satisfaction with our equipment, facilities, collections and services.

The Library Client Satisfaction survey is on from Monday May 7th until Sunday May 20th.

Please follow this link to complete the survey.

To show our appreciation we are giving a free drink and a small gift to everyone who fills in a Library Survey.  Plus, your name will go in the draw to win a bluetooth speaker or wireless earphones or a $50 gift card.

Travel well on your study journey

Welcome to University. This is an exciting time as you embark on your study journey!

UON Library can equip you with all the resources you need– not just books and journals, but study spaces, social spaces, collaborative work spaces, and 24 hour access.

Come in and see us or take a tour. We have cafes, 24 hour secure study spaces, food preparation areas, and group, quiet or silent study zones so you can choose whether you want to work with friends or study quietly.

Our online resources are accessible 24 hours which means you can study anytime, anywhere. View our Library website or see our  Subject Resource Guides. Here you will find:

  • the most relevant, helpful resources for your topic area
  • online tutorials
  • and referencing information

Remember Librarians are here to help, you can contact us via text, email or live chat.

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.

International Year of the Reef

Thinking of Green Week as an opportunity to make an environmental difference?

Looking for ways to increase your local environmental awareness and practices? An easy place to start is ‘Take 3 For The Sea‘.  Picking up 3 pieces of rubbish each time you go to the beach is an easy way to support Green Week and the ‘International Year of the Reef‘.  This is a global initiative by IYOR to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral reefs around the world.

Want to find resources on coral reefs, the ocean and marine conservation? Check out our Marine Science guide.


Have Your Say.  Take our Library Survey   It’s paperless.

You’ll get a free hot drink from the cafe and
go into our competition to win some great prizes!

New Databases

6 new databases are now available in ‘Database by title’:

Birkhauser Basics eBook collection (select ‘Licensed Access’ titles for full text)

Le Corbusier eBook collection

Criminology Oxford Bibliographies

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Oxford Historical Treaties

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

These databases are also available by searching Newcat+

Have your say in our Library survey

It’s that time of year again –  the Eurovision competition is on. Our Library survey is also on.  Have your say about how we’re going. We want to hear from you about where we excel and where we can improve.

You’ll get a free hot drink from the cafe and go into our competition to win some great prizes!

In the meantime want to stream some music while you’re studying? Check out our Naxos music streaming Library or our other Music databases.


Remember  –  Have Your Say. Please follow this link to complete the survey.

You’ll get a free hot drink from the cafe and  go into our competition to win some great prizes!