Course readings are essential items such as textbooks and online resources identified by course coordinators to support courses at the University of Newcastle. Most items are available online, and all libraries have a course readings section for physical items.
From semester 1 2018 the Library has been implementing a new electronic course readings system that will improve provision, access and discovery of course readings for everyone.
Check the Schedule to see when your School’s reading lists will be migrated to the new platform.
Find out how you can take advantage of the new features to make your reading list available for your students.
Information for Students
Search the Library catalogue NEWCAT+, by title to locate and access items on your reading list.
Your Course Coordinator may also have created hyperlinks in Blackboard (UONline) for your reading list.
Physical items can be borrowed via self-check machines for a 2 hour loan period and must be returned to the same library location.
Yes. Course Readings items may be booked for a 2 hour period through the Library catalogue, NewCat+. Click the icon and follow the prompts.
You must borrow your booked item within 10 minutes of the booking time or you may lose your booking.
Yes. Course Readings items may be borrowed overnight. Overnight items may only be borrowed during the last two hours before the library closes. Items must be returned at the latest within 10 minutes of the Library opening the next day.
Opening hours for all UON libraries are listed on the Library website.
Yes, fines are charged at a rate of $2.00 per hour (or part thereof). This means, for example, if an item was returned 2 hours and 5 minutes late you would be charged $4.00.