Services for teaching staff
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, and copyright advice. We also offer a self-paced online course called Library Essentials, designed to teach students the fundamentals of finding, using, evaluating, and acknowledging information in an academic environment.
The Library’s Learning Support Team are 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 online resources tailored to your students' needs.
The Learning Support team have extensive experience designing online learning activities to meet the needs of your students and your curriculum.
Improve your students' scholarly literacy skills with Library Essentials, an online module tailored to your subject.
Share the self-enrol link with students for them to take Library Essentials at their own pace, or contact the Learning Support team to embed content from Library Essentials directly in your MyUni course. The Learning Support team can provide guidance on the content that you should embed, discuss any need for additional content and help with importing.
Library Bites for Teaching is an online series for teaching staff. Find out how our services can assist with teaching across the University.
Transform your teaching and engage your students through an Object-Based Learning (OBL) workshop.
The University Library’s Special Collections can be explored including objects such as:
- University artwork
- Rare books and manuscripts
- Heritage items
- Archival materials
- Adelaide Connect for digitised University content including photographs and records
Opportunities for workshops are limited each semester.
Print course materials
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials which you can use in your teaching with no cost to you, your students or the University! They are available online and are also free of most copyright restrictions - which makes them perfect for online teaching.
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 for your course, add it to your list in Course Readings and add the tag "Move to High Use". This also applies to items that have previously been added to the High Use Collection for another course or teaching period. Get further help with Course Readings or find out specifically how to add a book to the High Use Collection.
Multimedia and streaming
Embed streaming media into MyUni.
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.
Suggest a purchase
Need textbooks or other books to support your course?
The Library's collections are designed to support the teaching and research needs of the University. If we don't have the materials you need for your course please send through a purchase suggestion or, if your needs are more complex, talk with your liaison librarian.
eTextbooks for open book exams
The University Library provides access to electronic textbooks for students, however the licencing conditions of each publisher often limits the number of simultaneous users. The standard number of students who can access an electronic textbook at the same time is 1-3 users, depending on the book. If you are prescribing the use of textbooks in open book exams, please take into consideration that students will probably not be able to access the electronic library textbook all at the same time. We can investigate additional access, however this needs to be done on a case by case basis, well in advance and in accordance with the usual formula for the provision of textbooks. The Library is unable to provide copies of textbooks for each course to each student enrolled.
The copyright regulations allow exemptions for the use of copyrighted materials in exams. This is usually confined to text for questions or examples, not the use of whole chapters or books. Please contact the Copyright Coordinator for information regarding your specific situation.
General course support
Get accurate advice about your copyright obligations.
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 about copyright.
iPads can be borrowed by staff and students from Ask Library on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library - check iPad availability in Library Search.
iPads are available to borrow for up to 12 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.
Find advice about working with your students to acknowledge the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their study and referencing AI-generated material on our Artificial Intelligence guide.
For more general advice and support in using AI in your course, please see the University's advice on the Artificial Intelligence and Learning webpage.