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About Course Readings

What are Course Readings?

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

Instructions: Use the arrows to scroll through the slides.

Where can I find my Course Readings?

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

Course Readings are divided into sections

Most Course Readings are divided in a similar way to the Learning Materials for that course, either by week, module or topic.  

Course Readings contain a variety of resources

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

Tags tell you more about the 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.

Look out for Public Notes

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

Select a reading to view the full details

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

Access the resource

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

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

Click and Collect and Digitisation requests

In some circumstances you may be eligible for our Click and Collect 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 cookies

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

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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