Welcome Higher Education Students!

Welcome to all Higher Education students … we hope that you enjoy your course, and remember our friendly and experienced library staff are here to help you!

These LibGuides and links on the Hunter TAFE Library Portal will be useful for the duration of your course:


Associate Degree of Accounting LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other Business guides.



Early Childhood

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & Care (0 – 5) LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other guides including Child Studies, Community Services and Health.



Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) LibGuide

Browse LibGuides by Subject to view other  Sustainability & Environment guides.


 How-Do-I- How Do I …find out about library hours? …access TAFENSW WiFi? …get my username and password? …check my TAFE email? …renew library loans online?Libraries can help you with all of these questions!


 Ask Ask a question online and library staff will answer you within a day on Monday to Friday. Check our FAQ’s here as well, your question may already have been answered! Take a look at the suggestions that pop up as you type in the Ask Us! search box at the top of the screen:



 eresources View our full range of online resources here including journal and newspaper databases, eVideos, eBooks and self paced tutorials. User Guides are available for many of our eResources, or to find out how to use citation tools, advanced search options or to download eBooks to your iPad or tablet:



  Support for your research assignments including tips on how to locate quality information, how to reference your work, academic writing help, copyright for students and where to get more help:



Welcome to TAFE NSW libraries!

Our libraries are here to help you! Here are a few ways we can save you time and make your coursework easier this year …

Library Orientation Sessions for new students are now running at all campus libraries. These sessions are usually booked by your class teacher, and you can also book an individual session. Ask staff at your TAFE NSW library

Sessions on how to use our many databases, catalogue and other online resources are also available. Remember when you get your assignments, that we can help you with referencing and bibliographies too. All of these sessions are useful for both new and continuing students.

You will need a username and password to access computers and online resources at TAFE. Library staff can help you with this.

Some campus libraries can also provide your TAFEcard for printing and borrowing. If you can’t get a TAFEcard or username and password yet, library staff can provide you with a temporary library card or username and password for access to library resources and computers.

Need to print, scan or photocopy? You can do this in the library. Ask library staff to show you how.

All of our libraries have free wi-fi, and we can help you get connected.

We hope that you enjoy your course! To find out more about how our Library Service can help you on campus and online, explore the Library Portal Homepage  and the How Do I … ? pages.

Library Portal Homepage

Hunter & Central Coast Library Hours: 4 December 2017 – 5 February 2018

Happy Holidays from all library staff!

merry christmas

read a book in the sun

TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Libraries are open on varied hours from 4 December 2017 to 5 February 2018. Library hours are subject to changes, so please check library holiday hours before you visit:



You are welcome to visit any TAFE NSW Library if your usual location is closed. To find a Hunter & Central Coast library near you, go to:


catch up on some summer reading

Be relaxed and recharge with a good book! Staff and continuing students are welcome to borrow over the holidays. Every TAFE library has a selection of fiction, cooking and lifestyle books, biographies, classics, magazines and DVDs. See the latest issue of Relax & Enjoy for holiday reading ideas:


Key Dates

Monday 4 December 2017- Friday 22 December 2017 Libraries are open at variable hours and for Enrolment Information Sessions at some locations
Tuesday 5 December 2017 All Hunter & Central Coast Libraries are closed
Monday 25 December 2017 – Monday 8 January 2018 All libraries and locations are closed for the TAFE NSW Christmas Vacation period
Monday 8 January 2018 – Friday 2 February 2018 Libraries are open at variable hours and for Enrolment Information Sessions at some locations
Friday 26 January 2018 All libraries and locations are closed on the Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 5 February 2018 Regular library hours resume for start of Term 1 2018