Library services for High School Students
About the UoN Open Door Borrowing Program
The University of Newcastle Library offers local secondary school students the opportunity to get a head start on tertiary studies by joining the University Library. School students can borrow from the University collections and use online resources while on campus. The University of Newcastle Library gives students access to over one million books. School students may use journals, DVDs and videos while in the Library but these are not available for loan.
So whether you're working on school assignments, studying for the HSC, or just looking for a good book to read, save yourself some research time and head to one of the University of Newcastle libraries.
Who can join?
Year 7-12 secondary school students.
Teachers may join the Library as Community, Corporate or Convocation Members.
For more information about membership options see the information for External Users
How do I join?
1. Pick up a form from any of the University Library Loans desks or download the application form from the box below
2. Fill in your details and have your parent/guardian sign the form
3. Return the form to the Loans desk for payment by EFTPOS or credit card, or fax the form with credit card details to Lending Services on (02) 4921 5833
Please note - we cannot accept cash.
Will I be able to use the Internet?
No. Due to our licence agreement the Library is only able to provide Internet access to staff and students of the University.
Can I use the Library's online journals and databases?
While you are on any of the University of Newcastle campuses you will be able to access most of our collection of online journals and databases.
What happens if I do not return an item by the due date?
Fines are charged at $2 per item for the first day overdue, increasing by 50c until the item is returned, borrowing privileges cease when fines exceed $10. Items can be renewed once, unless item is reserved, at any Loans desk or online. More information about renewing.
Can I place a hold on items in the library?
A maximum of 10 itmes maybe placed on hold and these will be held for collection for 5 days. This includes items currently out on loan, located at another campus library, or available in closed stack.
What can I borrow?
No. of items
Borrowing suspended when:
For more information please contact:
Phone: 02 4921 6456
UoN Open Door Borrowers Application Form
Walk in access
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