Information on borrowing from the University of Newcastle Library for current staff and retired staff.

Staff borrowing

Current staff and Conjoints

Your staff identification card is also your library card and will be issued upon employment.

Off-campus staff (including Medical Faculty) are able to use their staff number for online resources without a staff card.

Staff cards can be obtained from Human Resources or Facilities Management at Callaghan, Facilities Management at Central Coast, at the City HUB (Newcastle) or Reception on Level 11 at the Sydney Presence.

Number of items Loan periods
75 Books
15 Audiovisual
6 Journals
2 Course Reserves
10 Holds
6 HNE Health Library Items
Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary.

Books - 12 weeks (2 renewals) or
3 day loans (5 renewals) or
1 week loans (5 renewals) or
Med Res 3 days (no renewal)
DVD's- 1 week (5 renewals)
AV - 2 weeks (5 renewals)
Journals - 1 week (5 renewals)
Course Reserves- 2 hours
HNE Health- 4 weeks (2 renewals)

Staff are responsible for any materials for which there are loan records in their name. This responsibility ends only when the loan record is officially cancelled.

  • All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.
  • All staff receive fines for non return of University of Newcastle items
  • All staff receive fines for late return of BONUS+ materials
  • Staff are not subject to fines for late return of University of Newcastle items
  • Borrowing is suspended when more than $50 is owed.
  • Items borrowed from HNE Health libraries must be returned to HNE Health libraries and can not be requested for pick up at university locations.
  • Members of staff who are undertaking University courses must use their student card to borrow course material.

Affiliate Staff 

Affiliate membership must be applied for at the commencement of each year. Providing your details to the University indicates agreement to the Library Use Policy, and is required annually.

  • Affiliates have the same privileges as Staff members
  • For access to online materials affiliate staff are required to complete an IT affiliated user request form
  • For access to our physical materials affiliate staff are required to provide a letter signed by the Head of School addressed to the University Librarian, Greg Anderson, indicating that Library membership is a requirement of the Affiliate's work for the benefit of the University of Newcastle. Staff details (name, home address, contact phone numbers and work email address) are required. Please attach the letter and details in an email to lendenq@newcastle.edu.au
Number of items Loan periods
75 Books
15 Audiovisual
6 Journals
2 Course Reserves
10 Holds
6 HNE Health Library Items
Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary.

Books - 12 weeks (2 renewals) or
3 day loans (5 renewals) or
1 week loans (5 renewals) or
Med Res 3 days (no renewal)
DVD's- 1 week (5 renewals)
AV - 2 weeks (5 renewals)
Journals - 1 week (5 renewals)
Course Reserves- 2 hours
HNE Health- 4 weeks (2 renewals)

 

Ourimbah TAFE Staff

  • To register for or update library membership see staff at loans desk (Ourimbah).
  • Verification of current employment is required.
  • TAFE staff card will be used as your library card
  • See 'Current Staff' for all other conditions

For further details email to Ourimbah-lending@newcastle.edu.au

 

Number of itemsLoan periods
50 Books
15 AV
2 Course Reserves
6 Journals
10 Holds
No toys 
12 weeks (2 renewals) or
3 day loans (5 renewals) or
1 week loans (5 renewals) or
Med Res 3 days (1 renewal)
DVD's- 1 week (5 renewals)
AV - 2 weeks (5 renewals)
Journals - 1 week (5 renewals)


Retired University staff

Number of items Loan periods
50 Books including
15 Audiovisual
6 Journals
2 Course Reserves
10 Holds
Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary

12 weeks (2 renewals) or
3 day loans (5 renewals) or
1 week loans (5 renewals) or
Med Res 3 days (1 renewal)
DVD's- 1 week (5 renewals)
AV - 2 weeks (5 renewals)
Journals - 1 week (5 renewals)

Recently retired staff are eligible for free membership if they have completed a minimum of 5 years service and have maintained a good borrowing record. If you do not meet the criteria, you are eligible for community membership.

Please apply in writing to:
The University Librarian, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308 Greg.Anderson@newcastle.edu.au

Staff are responsible for any materials for which there are loan records in their name. This responsibility ends only when the loan record is officially cancelled.

  • Membership for Retired University Staff does NOT include remote access for electronic library resources or requesting via BONUS+
  • All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.
  • Retired staff are not subject to fines for late return of University of Newcastle items. All staff receive fines for non return of University of Newcastle items.
  • Borrowing is suspended when more than $15 is owed.