The University Library is your partner in the provision of quality learning and teaching.
The library offers a range of services, including coordinating copyright-compliant access to digitised course materials for students from within MyUni, the provision of custom information-skills workshops and lectures, copyright advice and more.
Each faculty has a team of librarians dedicated to helping you achieve your teaching and learning goals.
Custom information & research skills programs Learn how the library can work with you to develop classes - and online resources - tailored to your students' needs.
Your faculty's liaison librarians have extensive experience designing both face-to-face and online learning activities to meet the needs of your students and your curriculum. Improve your students' scholarly literacy skills with face-to-face workshops, seminars or lectures, or an online module tailored to your subject. Learn more...
High Use Collection Place high demand books, textbooks and other print materials for your subject on short-term loan to maximise student access
Lectures and tutors can have reading list materials added to the High Use Collection to ensure they are available to all students. Items within the High Use Collection have shortened loan periods to facilitate greater access.
To have a book or other item added to the High Use Collection simply email the library with the following information:
- Course name and course number
- Number of students
- Bibliographical details of the item
- Dates when the item is needed in the High Use Collection.
Online course readings (MyUni) Provide your students with copyright-compliant online access to full-text reading materials from within MyUni.
Let us help you provide students with online access to required course readings in MyUni. If the reading is available online you can simply link to the resource from within MyUni. Learn more...
For readings that aren't available online (e.g. book chapters, print journal articles and other print-based materials) the library can scan or digitise the reading and make it ready for you to add to your course in MyUni.
- Quick turnaround time
- Easy to add links and documents designed to work within MyUni
- Copyright compliance is checked and managed on your behalf
The library is also running a pilot project in 2018 to explore the advantages of course resource material list software, Leganto.
The library has a range of streaming media resources available to embed or link to from within MyUni. Resources include Kanopy, with a great range of movies (both popular and scholarly) and Naxos music (ranging from classical to world music). Check Library Search to see what is already on offer or talk with your liaison librarian about the range of options available.
General course support
Copyright can seem a little daunting but we have you covered. The library's copyright and open access coordinator is available to provide knowledgeable and friendly advice on a whole range of copyright issues, including using and creating copyright material for teaching, and using or creating open educational resources. Learn more...
Borrow an iPad and discover the flexibility and benefits of eMarking. Each iPad comes equipped with a number of apps designed to support eMarking at the University, including: Turnitin, Canvas and Premier Clip. iPads can be borrowed from Ask Library at the Barr Smith Library (level 3). Check iPad availability in Library Search.
iPads are available for staff and postgraduate students to borrow for up to 10 weeks and each iPad comes with a case and a charger. While you don't need to have an Apple ID to use the iPad you can choose to login as yourself. Please be aware that iPads are securely reset and wiped after every loan, so you will need to ensure that you back up any documents before returning the iPad.