Search our Library Collections

Library Search

Library Search is our comprehensive collection search engine. Features include citation exporting and embedded chat. Search options are highlighted below:

  • All - searches most University of Newcastle resources in a single search and includes books, journal articles, journals, multi-media and more.
  • Books - searches the University of Newcastle collection of books, ebooks, media and more.
  • Articles - searches a large collection of journal articles, conference materials, news, and reviews from a wide range of journal databases.
  • Journals - search for a journal by title such as ‘Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing’.

Library Catalogue

Find a book or "request" an item (unavailable or on loan) at your campus library by searching our Library Catalogue for the item and place a hold on the physical resources.

Resources include:

  • audio and visual recordings (including DVDs)
  • books
  • journals
  • magazines and newspapers
  • maps
  • music (online, CDs and musical scores)

Need an item that is not at your campus library?

No problem! Find and request the item that you need in the Library Catalogue and nominate the campus library that you would like to pick the item up from. See Intercampus requests.

For items not held by our Library, you can use the following services to borrow from other Libraries.


NOVA showcases the research of our Newcastle staff and postgraduate students. Access or browse our open access repository to find centrally stored or managed research outputs and resources of  the University.

Living Histories

Living Histories houses our University Library Special Collection's digitised content. It includes artefacts and documents reflecting the history of the Hunter Valley people and communities. Content includes experiences and personal accounts relating to (but not limited to) local genealogy and family histories, coal mine and colliery workers, industrial action and other topics.


The University Art Collection is a growing and diverse collection of over 2,700 individual works of art and culturally significant materials. The Collection features regional and nationally significant artworks including: notable Australian artists and esteemed University Alumni and a contemporary collection on Indigenous artwork with over 350 First Nations artists.

Lean Library Access

Access millions of University of Newcastle Library subscribed and Open Access full text journal articles and eBooks via your web browser with the Lean Library Access plugin. This browser plugin is quick and easy to install and provides alternative access to scholarly works wherever you're searching.  For more information and to download the plugin go to the Lean Library page.

Need something else?

Search our journal databases by title or by subject area. For an overview of resources (by subject area) see our Subject Resource Guides.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.