Subject of the month: Art

Paint the town red with new and mindblowing resources available at Hunter and Central Coast TAFE NSW Libraries :

Vitamin P3

Book: Vitamin P3 

A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with – and pushing the boundaries of – the medium of paint.




Culture Hunter

Website: Culture Hunter

Culture Hunter is the online arts directory and information hub for the Lower Hunter region. Produced by Octapod since 2006, Culture Hunter is your portal into the creative community of the Hunter.



Peggy Guggenheim : art addictDVD: Peggy Guggenheim : art addict

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland examines the life of Peggy Guggenheim, the wealthy socialite who amassed a world-class collection of modern European and American art. Includes recently discovered audio tapes of interviews between Guggenheim and her biographer Jacqueline Weld.




Art & ArchitectureDatabase : Art & Architecture Complete

More than 730 academic journals, magazines and trade publications and an image collection of over 64,000 images. The database has been designed for use by art scholars, artists, designers and students.

                                                          TAFE Username and Password required.                                                                                  USE CHROME TO ACCESS.

Art Monthly Australasia

Magazine : Art Monthly Australasia 

Publication Date: 10 editions per year





Last but not least the Art LibGuide which has been developed to help students find information for their art course. This guide will direct students to relevant online databases and online sources of information; as well as books and DVDs that are available for loan.

Library Lovers’ Day

Wednesday February 14 is not just Valentine’s Day.  It is also Library Lovers’ Day.

Gosford TAFE Library is promoting the day with a competition called “Love your Library”.  Everyone who visits the library is invited to write how they love libraries on a paper heart and add it to the display board.  All entrants names will go into a draw for a box of chocolates.





Hamilton, Kurri Kurri and Newcastle Libraries are also celebrating the day with some great displays.

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