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What are Course Readings?

For each course you study, your Course Coordinator may have selected key readings for you to complete each week.

Course Readings can include physical books, book chapters, eBooks, articles, websites, documents, videos or audio.

Where can I find Course Readings?

  1. Login to Canvas
  2. Select your course
  3. Select Course Readings from the left hand side menu

Accessing readings and resources

Click on a reading for full details and to access the resource online.

For online resources click on the view online links under Links & Availability.

Find the physical book on the shelf using the unique call number.

Additional features

Public Notes

You may find additional information in the Public Note field, like which pages or chapters you should read, or instructions regarding access.


Tags tell you more about a resource.

  • Prescribed Text: mandatory course text
  • Required Reading: additional required readings for that week or module
  • Recommended Reading: additional or optional readings

Always follow the advice of the course coordinator.

Hold and Digitisation requests

In some circumstances you may be eligible for our Hold or Digitisation services. To learn more visit Get started in the library.

Troubleshooting and help

Links not working

  • The article links to the journal rather than the article. Some databases do not allow us to link directly to articles.  Students will need to search within the journal to find the article.
  • The link goes to the wrong article or source. Students can mark a link as broken in the Reading List and the library will investigate the cause and fix any issues.

eBook access issues

Due to licensing restrictions, some eBooks are restricted by how many users are able to access the eBook at the same time. A notice will display on the eBook if the maximum number of users has been reached.  It is recommended students wait and try to access the eBook again later.


It is recommended students enable pop-ups on their device to access Course Readings. 

Clear your cache and/or allow cookies

If you are unable to access electronic resources try clearing your cache and/or allowing cookies.  Learn how to do this by Googling, 'clear cache' with your chosen browser e.g. 'clear cache chrome' or 'allow cookies chrome'.

Failed LTI 1.3 Validation: Claim

This is caused by browser settings which are blocking cookies. To resolve this, go to Browser Settings> Cookies> Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) and Disable Block third-party cookies. These instructions may vary depending on the browser. For greatest experience ensure the browser is the latest version. We recommend using either Chrome or Firefox. For the best experience, ensure the latest version of Chrome or Firefox is installed.

Antivirus software

If you have Antivirus or Firewall software enabled, try disabling it and attempting to access the content. If it works, you will need to adjust your antivirus software settings to ensure Course Readings can continue to be accessed when you enable it again.

Other log in issues or errors

Please see known outages and closures for more information or contact the Library for help.

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