Auchmuty Learning Lounge mobility impaired access

Please be advised there is maintenance work being carried out around the Auchmuty Learning Lawn. This has impacted Learning Lounge access for our mobility impaired patrons.

The following procedures have been put into place to allow for continued 24hr access to this room:

  • Access the Learning Lounge whilst the Library is open
    • Access is available via the AIC and through the level 3 foyer.
    • The lift next to the Shortland Student Hub provides access to level 2.
    • A 24hr lift behind the Library in the Life Science building also provides access to level 2.
  • Access the Learning Lounge whilst the Library is closed but the AIC is open
    • Enter the Learning Lounge by asking the AIC desk staff member to contact Security.
    • Security will escort through the library to the Learning Lounge on level 3.
    • To exit the Learning Lounge, contact Security for an escort.  Use either the internal phone (located on the wall) or a mobile.
  • Access the Learning Lounge whilst both the Library and AIC are closed
    • Contact Security directly.
    • Inform them of the need to be escorted through the Library and into the Learning Lounge. This also applies when exiting the building.

For your information a temporary notice has been placed on the AIC entry doors explaining this process.  It includes Security’s contact number – 49218888.

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