Course Readings

Course readings are essential items such as textbooks and online resources identified by course coordinators to support courses at the University of Newcastle.

Most items are available online, and all libraries have a course readings section for physical items.

One copy of each prescribed set textbook is located in the Course Readings collection at the campus library where the course is delivered; additional copies are made available in the Library's general collection.

Copies of material can be made available for students subject to copyright regulations and relevant licence agreements. More on Copyright

Information for Staff

Information for Students

Your list of readings may be available via a link in the navigation menu on the left of your course in UONline.

If you are unable to find your reading list please contact your course coordinator for assistance.

You can search the Library catalogue NEWCAT+ for the title of items on your reading list to locate and access them.

Physical items can be borrowed via self-check machines for a 2 hour loan period and must be returned to the same library location.

Yes.  Course Readings items may be booked for a 2 hour period. Please contact a member of library staff to book a Course Readings item.

You must borrow your booked item within 10 minutes of the booking time or you may lose your booking.

Yes. Course Readings items may be borrowed overnight. Overnight items may only be borrowed during the last two hours before the library closes. Items must be returned at the latest within 10 minutes of the Library opening the next day.

Opening hours for all UON libraries are listed on the Library website.

Yes, fines are charged at a rate of $2.00 per hour (or part thereof). This means, for example, if an item was returned 1 hour and 5 minutes late you would be charged $4.00.