Reading Lists allows teaching staff to make available educational resources to students, including book chapters, journal articles, videos, and web content. There are many benefits to using a Reading List:
The Library can help with:
Watch the following video to find out more about creating a Reading List:
High Demand Collection
As a lecturer you can select books and other hard copy resources which are required reading for your unit or course and place them in the High Demand collection via your Reading List. As these items are in high demand they can only be borrowed on a short-term basis.
Curtin University Library textbook guidelines - Recommending textbooks to the Library
For guidelines on using Reading Lists in order to make your essential and recommended textbooks available to students, please see the instructions below.
Learn more about setting up your Reading List via our interactive Reading List tutorial:
Curtin Library has an e-preferred collection principle, so whenever a recommendation is made (whether through Reading Lists or the library website) we will endeavour to purchase an online copy, acquiring the most flexible license available.
However, providing an online version of a book doesn't mean that it will be available for everyone all the time. Licensing for ebooks varies depending on the publisher and sometimes the Library will only be able to provide single user or limited access. This restricts the number of users who can view the ebook at the same time, making the book unavailable if all the licenses are in use. In this way, ebooks can be similar to print books - when the book is checked out of the library, you will need to wait for it to be returned.
If you have any questions about ebooks, please contact us.