Be an explorer! Library and Information Week events

Look out for Library and Information Week events at your TAFE library:

national simultaneous story time


Newcastle Library hosts National Simultaneous Storytime

Presented by TAFE Library & Information Services students for Carinya Children’s Centre 

Wednesday 23rd May 10 am – 11 am

Children’s toy collection on display all week

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

TAFE Libraries host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

  • Maitland Library: Wednesday 23rd May 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Wyong Library: Thursday 24th May 9.30 am – 12 pm
  • Belmont Library: Thursday 24th May 10 am – 2 pm
  • Muswellbrook Library: Thursday 24th May 2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Please bring: a donation for the Cancer Council

national reconciliation week


Hunter Street Library celebrates Reconciliation Week

Drinks and nibbles

Tuesday 29 May and Thursday 31 May 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Please bring: a cup, your stories and a gold coin donation to cover costs

TAFE NSW Libraries Celebrate Harmony Day


The Gosford campus ESOL section organised a BBQ and smorgasbord of cultural dishes, a concert featuring cultural fashion parade, Japanese language teaching, music, singing and dancing. The library participated with a promotional table with balloons, ribbons and stickers.

Cessnock Campus hosted a Harmony Day BBQ and students enjoyed the occasion by gathering in the canteen. The food was cooked by the wonderful Edwina who manages the canteen, catering for approx 60 students who devoured sausage sandwiches complete with homemade coleslaw, onions and a variety of condiments, all washed down with orange or apple juice. Childrens’ Services students provided the decorations for the event and the library and were asked to include what “Harmony Day” meant to them. The sentiments behind their decorations were wonderful.

Newcastle Campus staff and students enjoyed sampling delicious food from around the world. Students brightened up the day with colourful traditional fashion!

If you are interested in learning more about other cultures or finding support resources, start by having a look at these LibGuides:

Aboriginal Studies and ATSI Cultural Arts  

Education SupportEnglish and ESOL  

Hunter and Central Coast Websites  

Multiculturalism and Travel, Tourism, Event Management & Outdoor Recreation

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: