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TAFE Students and Staff Ourimbah Library Guide: For Teachers

A guide to Ourimbah Library for Ourimbah TAFE Students and Staff

Information for Ourimbah TAFE Teachers

New staff (full-time, part-time or casual) teaching at the Ourimbah campus need to register with the library by visiting the Service Desk with some form of proof of employment, such as a letter of authority signed by your head of department specifying period of employment, or your contract, etc.

Your TAFE staff ID card is your library card. If you do not have a card this can be printed by the TAFE customer service centre located in the Administration Building (map showing location at Ourimbah). The barcode number on your TAFE card is your library number.

For further information please contact our Service Desk on 4348 4020.

You can borrow from the Ourimbah Library, request and borrow books from other University of Newcastle libraries (Auchmuty, Huxley, and City) via Library Search request and borrow books from the BONUS+ member universities via the BONUS+ services, and request and borrow books from TAFE NSW libraries via the Hunter TAFE Inter-LibraryLoans Request Form.

You can borrow up to 50 books for 12 weeks, 15 AV items, 2 short loans, and submit up to 10 requests. For more information please contact our Service Desk on 4348 4023.

You need to create your own library PIN via the MyLibrary login page to access the library's online services and e-resources.

Your Library PIN enables you to access MyLibrary to renew your loans online, request books from other libraries and keep a reading history.

Your PIN also enables you to access the library databases, ebooks and ejournals off campus .

Course Readings is a collection of high demand material (prescribed text or other essential material). Course Readings Online refers to items that have been scanned and made available online (e.g. chapters from books, or Journal articles not available in full-text through our online databases).

Ourimbah TAFE staff can request an item be included in Ourimbah Course Readings by emailing or speaking with your Learning and Teaching Librarian.

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The Ourimbah Library will purchase copies of textbooks and recommended readings for courses taught at Ourimbah campus.

Please advise your Learning and Teaching Librarian of your needs as early as possible to ensure availability of texts for your students.

The Learning and Teaching Librarians have responsibility for ensuring the information needs of their particular TAFE schools are met.

They can help you with accessing Library resources, purchases, subject based instruction for groups of students, assistance with research, in fact if it relates to the Library then your Learning and Teaching Librarian will be able to help you. 

Contact the Service Desk for further information on 02 434 84023.