Finding Teaching and Learning Materials for Students

Making materials available to students

Due to COVID and reduced student presence on campus, we recommend the use of online texts for readings and high use material to support students who are studying online and/or dual delivery subjects.

The library has an extensive and growing collection of eBooks and online journals via the library catalogue or Discovery interface. Please use the library link generator for any direct web links you create to these materials to ensure your students get easy direct access.

The library offers services, including High Use collection and Readings Online, to help your students find the materials listed in your course reading lists. You can find more information about these services and other options below.

  • Adding items to High Use collection

    In preparation for each semester, library staff will check print titles currently placed in our High Use collections. You may be contacted by library staff to confirm whether an item is required for the semester; where possible, an electronic copy will be purchased. For more information, please visit the High Use page.

    Please note that due to COVID regulations, a quarantine period will apply for all physical library materials, including High Use; this will impact how quickly items can be made available on shelves for use.

  • Using Readings Online to create reading lists

    To create online reading lists within Canvas, we encourage you to use Readings Online.  This tool allows you to set and organise readings, and to redeploy reading lists for future iterations of your subject. You can also now directly link to a reading from within your Canvas module. For more information, please visit the Readings Online page.

  • Multimedia and Streaming Resources

    The Library  subscribes to an extensive range of visual and audio materials to support your teaching.

  • Can't find the item you want in the library collection?

    There are a few options to consider

    • Faculty Select database offers an easy search interface for open access and DRM-free textbooks. You can search to select your titles; any paid titles with be actioned by the Orders team and made available quickly
    • Contact the Orders team early to discuss your textbook options or to recommend the purchase of an eBook for your subject. This will give us time to ensure we have your preferred choices in our collection. Please be aware that not all publishers make their electronic materials available for library lending
    • You can use Perusall to assign eTextbooks for students to purchase themselves; although it would also be great for you to advise us if any library copies will be in demand.
  • Additional resources for your students

    There are several key resources you can add to your Canvas subjects to assist students with finding quality information for their work

  • Additional Library support for your course or subject

    All our libraries  are now open and we continue to offer a virtual library service. For more information, please visit our Library FAQs.

  • Access to physical collections and library spaces
  • Copyright advice for teaching

    Need help with checking copyright  for your teaching materials? Get expert advice from the University's Copyright Office.