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:


  1. Access your reading list
    Find and access Course Readings in your Blackboard Course.
  2. Create a new reading list or re-use an existing list
    You can create a new reading list for each teaching period or to reuse a reading list from a previous teaching session.
  3. Add new readings
    At any time you can add new material to your reading list. You can link to the Library databases, websites and upload PDFs.
  4. Organise your reading list
    Once your list is created, you can organise your list by adding notes, groups or re-order your reading list and add citation styles.

For more information on the features in electronic Course Readings visit our user guides and videos.

Each time a new Blackboard course is created, the previous course readings list may be present.

If you would like to re-use the readings, it is important to roll over your list in to the current teaching session to enable student’s access to the readings.

If your list is not current this will be indicated by the past icon on the left of the screen.

Send details of the item to

Please include the following details:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Course name and code
  • Teaching period
  • Which campus(es) the course will be offered
  • Estimated number of students

Where possible, please let us know if the Library does not currently have the item so we can place a priority order for it.

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 is labelled and available on the Course Readings shelves. However, the library cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage to the item.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.