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

Staff borrowing

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 numberplate (abc123) for online resources without a staff card.

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

Item TypeNumberLoan periodRenewal
Book7512 weeks, 1 week or 3 days(12wks x2) or 5
Journal61 week5
DVD151 week5
Hold10NANA
BONUS+ Hold103 weeks1
Course Reading22 hoursNA
Med Reserve 23 daysX
HNE Health64 weeks2

* Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary

* See Borrowing Conditions

Affiliate membership must be applied for at the start of each year. Providing your details to the University indicates agreement to the Library Use Policy, and is an annual requirement.

  • 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
Item TypeNumberLoan periodRenewal
Book7512 weeks, 1 week or 3 days(12wks x2) or 5
Journal61 week5
DVD151 week5
Hold10NANA
BONUS+ Hold103 weeks1
Course Reading22 hoursNA
Med Reserve 23 daysX
HNE Health 64 weeks2

* Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary

* See Borrowing Conditions

To register or update library membership see staff at Library Service Zone (Ourimbah).

  • Verification of current employment is required.
  • TAFE staff card is used as your library card
  • See 'Current Staff' for all other conditions

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

Item TypeNumberLoan periodRenewal
Book5012 weeks, 1 week or 3 days(12wks x2) or 5
Journal61 week5
DVD151 week5
Hold10NANA
BONUS+ Hold103 weeks1
Course Reading22 hoursNA
Med Reserve23 days1

* Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary

* See Borrowing Conditions

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

Item TypeNumberLoan periodRenewal
Book5012 weeks, 1 week or 3 days(12wks x2) or 5
Journal61 week5
DVD151 week5
Hold10NANA
BONUS+ Hold103 weeks1
Course Reading22 hoursNA
Med Reserve 23 days1

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 to electronic library resources or requests via BONUS+
  • All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in 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.

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.

  • 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 $50 is owed.
  • 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.
  • Members of staff who are undertaking University courses must use their student card to borrow course material.
  • All staff receive fines for late return of BONUS+ materials
  • Items borrowed from HNE Health libraries must be returned to HNE Health libraries and can not be requested for pick up at university locations..