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News • 1 Mar 2023

Papers of Newcastle Aboriginal activist to see the light of day: Stan Masterson Collection

Newcastle is well-known for its energetic trade unionism dating back to the 1870s, more obscure is their support for Indigenous activists fighting injustice, but all this is about to change with the digitising of the papers of the late Stan Masterson through the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections Services.

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News • 13 Feb 2023

Meet your new and improved Library Search!

We're excited to announce the recent launch of our brand-new Library Services Platform, featuring a much-improved Library Search experience.

Vivi Clements Lee receives the University Art Collection Acquisitive award from Aunty Bronwyn Chambers and Professor Mark Hoffman

News • 10 Feb 2023

Inaugural Central Coast HSC art exhibition gives young artists a platform to share their work

The University of Newcastle is proud to present the inaugural Coast Next Gen Art Exhibition on the Central Coast, which invites the community to come together in celebration and support of young emerging artists.

Ourimbah Library

News • 6 Feb 2023

Changes to Ourimbah Campus Library hours

From the 13th of February, 2023 the operating hours at our Ourimbah Campus Library will be changing.

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News • 16 Jan 2023

Your new Library Services Platform will launch soon!

On Monday, 6th February, the library is launching a brand-new Library Services Platform for our users.

Reading Room 4 with new group study spaces

News • 21 Nov 2022

Auchmuty Library – Reading Room 4 refurbishments

The University Library is proud to announce the recent refurbishment of Reading Room 4, delivering new collaborative learning spaces catering to our student’s diverse learning needs.

Group of people at CRAFTED Exhibition Opening

News • 10 Nov 2022

Exhibition on Now CRAFTED: Books of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Come to CRAFTED: Books of the Arts and Crafts Movement - the new Special Collections exhibition at Auchmuty Library. This exhibition features collection highlights from the exquisite letterpress printed books of the 1890’s Arts and Crafts Movement.

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News • 20 Oct 2022

Library system upgrade and changes to inter-library loans

In the last few years there has been a significant reduction in the number of physical items available for University of Newcastle staff and students to borrow through BONUS+, with only two out of the original twelve member institutions still participating. As a result, the BONUS+ borrowing consortia will be dissolving at the end of 2022.

Emily Connell (left) is pictured here looking at “Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations” from 1864 with Paige Wright (right), Manager, Special Collections.

News • 20 Oct 2022

A new generation bringing history to life

What began as a passion for history is fuelling the careers of future historians through the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund. Emily Connell is our first Vera Deacon Intern. Emily’s work involves making our region’s cultural heritage accessible to students, researchers, academics and the community through the University of Newcastle’s Special Collections.

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News • 14 Oct 2022

Library wellbeing activities during Stress Less

It's that time again—the University's Stress Less campaign kicks off next week! This campaign encompasses activities, entertainment, and strategies to help students cope with and manage stress in the lead-up to exams and assessments.

News • 9 Jun 2022

Industry breakfast inspiring regional innovation

The University of Newcastle is inviting business and industry representatives to explore powerful new pathways to innovation at their inaugural Industry PhD Breakfast event.

Gifting Day 9 March 2022

News • 4 Mar 2022

University invites community to join collective kindness campaign

The culture of kindness will take centre stage on 9 March when the University of Newcastle rallies the support of its communities for its inaugural Gifting Day.


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.