Course Readings Collection

Course Readings is a collection of high demand, essential scholarly materials which are identified by Course Coordinators to support teaching programs at the University of Newcastle.

Course Readings Collection - Physical

The Library's physical Course Readings is a small, current and dynamic collection of core texts (mainly books).
One copy of each prescribed set textbook will be located in the appropriate Campus Library's Course Readings Collection; additional copies will be made available in the Library's General Collection.

Course Readings Collection - Electronic

Electronic items in Course Readings are only available to current students and staff of the University, due to copyright restrictions and licensing agreements.
The type of material includes: online articles, scanned articles or chapters from books and e-books.

Information for Students

You can search NEWCAT+, by title, to locate and access items on your reading list.
Your Course Coordinator may also have created hyperlinks in Blackboard (UONline) for your reading list.
Physical items can be borrowed via self-check machines for a 2 hour loan period and must be returned to the same location. Bookings can be made for Course Readings and need to be collected within 10 minutes of the start time or the booking may be cancelled.
Please be aware that late returns will attract fines.

Information for Course Coordinators


Phone: 61 2 4921 5849
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm