What we need from you...
At least three weeks’ notice is needed to create, process and finalise your reading list. This is to allow time to purchase books, digitise requests, get articles from external libraries and recall any items already on loan.
How do I start creating a Reading List?
How do I integrate my reading list (week by week) in LMS?
- Video on how to integrate weekly readings [Flash 13MB]
- Manually integrate a reading list into a Moodle book (week by week) [PDF 124KB]
- Ask for help – Contact a Library Senior Learning Advisor
What are Required and Recommended texts?
Essential readings that students must read in order to reach their required subject learning outcomes – for example, a subject required textbook or required weekly readings. These items should be bookmarked onto a reading list with an importance level of Required.
Required items (physical items*) will be placed in the High Demand collection on 3 hour loan. Required items (electronic items) the Library will purchase multiple ebook licenses.
A copy of any Required physical textbook, where the Library cannot obtain an electronic or ebook copy, will be added to the 3-hour loan High Demand collection with multiple copies for subjects with large student cohorts.
*Physical collections are available at Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton, and Collins Street campuses.
Non-core texts that complement and build-on existing course materials and required readings. These items should be bookmarked onto a reading list with an importance level of Recommended
Recommended print resources will remain in the general collection. The Library will monitor demand and relocate texts to high demand where required.
Library to PurchaseSelect this option to instruct the Library to purchase new or additional copies of any required or recommended readings.
Please place a note in the Note for Library field including specifying the campus .
See the guide: Order a resource [PDF 340KB].
What can I place in a reading list?
From Library Search
- Articles (from journals & newspapers)
- Books (eBooks & print books)
- Audio visual items (streaming videos & DVDs)
From other sources
- Podcasts, online videos (pending copyright)*
- Online documents or reports (pending copyright)*
About the High Demand collections
High Demand collection loan periods include:
- 3 hour loan
- 3 day loan
- 7 day loan
When determining loan periods of High Demand items the Library will consider:
- Advice from teaching staff
- Readings that have an importance of “Required” in the reading list
- Total subject enrolment numbers across all campuses
- Online availability
- Demand and usage for the item (both print and e-copies)
Students can access digitised or scanned chapters in reading lists up to two weeks prior to the commencement of the major teaching periods (semester 1, 2, winter and summer) until the final day of examinations.
Access for other teaching periods will begin up to one week prior to course commencement and close two weeks following the end of the teaching period.