Resource Lists: Semester 2 deadlines announced

Course organisers, send your lists to by 17th October.
Alternatively, if you’re creating your Resource List yourself, request a review by 31st October.

Ask the Library to create your Semester 2 Resource List(s)
Send your annotated reading list with a completed coversheet to by 17th October and we’ll create a beautifully formatted Resource List using Talis Aspire, process your e-reserve scan requests, book recommendations and move any ‘Essential’ texts to HUB/Reserve.

More information on sending your reading lists to the Library.

Create your own Semester 2 Resource List (s)
Remember to prioritise items on your list, include expected student numbers and use ‘Note for Library’ to request e-reserve scans, additional copies of texts or provide the Library with any information about a resource .

If you want the Library to take action, eg provide a scan or purchase books, you need to request a review of your Resource List(s).

Request a review by 31st October to give the Library as much time as possible to process any book orders, e-reserve scan requests and move ‘Essential’ books to HUB/Reserve.

You may submit lists for review after this deadline, and we will do our best to fulfil requests, but we can’t guarantee that all readings will be available in time for the start of Semester 2 teaching.

If you’ve not used Resource Lists before, email and request access.

More information on creating your own Resource List(s)

How the Library will order books for courses
Book purchases are based on the number of students on the course and the priority assigned to the book on the resource list.

Priority Purchased Location
Essential 1 copy per 20 students Distributed across HUB Reserve, Short and Standard Loan,
as per ratios  (see Service Statement  Section 9.1  for details).
Recommended 1 copy per 40 students Short Loan*
Further Reading Direct request required from Course Organiser – 1 copy purchased. Standard Loan

*Applies only to new acquisitions

If a reading list is submitted for review without expected student numbers, and items are not prioritised using ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ or ‘Further Reading’, no automatic purchases will be made.

More information on how the Library purchases books for courses

What happens when the Library reviews a list?
Guidance about when you should ask for a review, and how to request one, is available on the Information Services website:

Request a Library review of your list

Please contact us at if you have any questions about the Resource List Service.

Angela Laurins
Library Learning Services Manager