Mediated Course Readings

Course Readings for the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery, Creative Industries, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computing, and Medicine & Public Health

Send us your reading list and we will provide access to essential course materials through physical and electronic collections of Course Readings. More information is provided in the FAQs below.

Course Reading lists for all other Schools are now supported via the new electronic course readings system.

For further information about Course Readings, please contact:


Please email your lists to 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

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.

Lists received within  deadline will be processed according to date received. Lists  received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be processed before teaching commences.

Depending on receipt date and list size, we’ll aim to process lists within 2-3 weeks. For large lists (over 40 items), or at busy times of the year, we’ll aim to complete readings for weeks 1 through 4 within 2-4 weeks.

If there are any issues, you will receive a progress update email from 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

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.

  • Journal articles
  • Books and book chapters
  • DVDs, CDs, scores and streamed material
  • Your personal copy of a book

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.