Information for Staff

Send us your reading list and we will provide access to essential course materials through physical and electronic Course Readings collections.

All campus libraries have a Course Readings collection for physical items.

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

The electronic collection consists of chapters from books, pdf files scanned from print journals, or publications that cannot otherwise be accessed via direct web or library database links. Copies of material are made available by the Library subject to copyright regulations and relevant licence agreements. More on Copyright

Please email your lists to coursereadings@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible.

The deadline for submitting lists is FOUR weeks before the start of semester. This will help to ensure that your reading materials are available to your students when the course starts.

At busy times of the year, or where the list includes large numbers of items, processing may take longer.

Send your reading list to coursereadings@newcastle.edu.au.

An email acknowledgement will be sent on receipt of the list.
Please include the following details:

  • Your name and contact details (as course coordinator) and the names of your lecturers
  • Course name and code
  • Which campus(es) the course will be offered
  • Estimated number of students
  • Your list of readings, in week order
  • Please distinguish between essential and recommended readings

Where possible, please highlight any items the library doesn't hold so we can place priority orders.

Your request will be processed and a web link to the Course Readings list in the Library’s catalogue will be emailed to you by the Collection Management Services team.

We can order new books of essential course readings for the Course Readings collection. If you would like to request an item, please email library-orders@newcastle.edu.au.

Please include as much of the following information as possible when requesting new material:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Year of publication
  • ISBN
  • Your name and contact details (as course coordinator)
  • Course name and code
  • Which campus(es) the course will be offered
  • Estimated number of students

Please note: orders may take several weeks depending on place of publication and publisher supplies.

Personal copies of books not held by the Library can be included in the Course Readings collection upon request. The item will labelled and made available on the Course Readings shelves.The library cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage to the item.

Please advise which campus(es) the course will be provided when submitting your reading lists so that we can ensure equity of access to resources for all students.

All recommended readings are placed into a 7 day loan category. These items are shelved amongst the general collection. Please indicate on your emailed list if you would prefer to use this option for specific items.