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University of Wollongong Australia

Subject Readings: Getting started with subject readings

What are subject readings?

Subject readings provide a convenient place for students to access essential course materials.

These materials observe Australian copyright law and can consist of books, journals, website, exam papers, streaming videos not to mention the records of physical items available in Short Loans.

Readings for the current session are available via the Library homepage or via the My Library tab in Moodle.

Submitting a new request

Submit your subject readings using our online submission form.

Note: Each subject is limited to 20 Short Loan items.

Make sure you include:

  • full bibliographic citation details OR provide your subject outline
  • any special instructions

For Short Loans requests, also include:

  • call number
  • edition (if applicable)
  • other campus locations required (e.g. 1 x Shoalhaven, 1 x Moss Vale)

Subject readings will be available for the start of session providing:

  • your request is received no later than 3 weeks before the start of session
  • items are in the collection
  • items already on loan are returned on time

Subject readings can be displayed by week and/or essential or recommended readings. Be sure to let us know in your submission if you would like them displayed this way.

How do I view my subject readings submission?

From the EQUELLA dashboard, click View your Current Reading submissions under Library Subject Reading Links

Do I have to resubmit the same list every year?

If your subject runs in the same session the following year, your subject readings will automatically be made available one month before session commencement.

Need further assistance?

Contact your Outreach Librarian for resource selection help

For all other enquiries contact the Resource Sharing team:

  subject-readings@uow.edu.au
  +61 2 4221 3331