Subject resources

Resources such as textbooks, journal articles, book chapters and other readings recommended by lecturers are made available either in the Library’s Reserve Collection, General Collection, or online via links in your iLearn subject site.

A new Resource List service is being rolled out in 2019. For subjects where this is being used, a Resource List link will appear in the iLearn site identifying all the information resources. These dynamic lists provide some great benefits for students.

  • Consistent student experience
  • View all subject resources in one place
  • Accessed directly from subject site in iLearn
  • No need to login a second time to access the Library's subscription content
  • Students can actively engage with the list by commenting, 'liking' and suggesting resources
  • Access ebooks and digitised readings directly from the list – no need to find them in Library Search or a database first
  • Keep private notes about readings

Find out how Resource Lists can help keep your subject resources organised.

Check the guide


Online resources

Book chapters, journal articles and other resources digitised by the Library are made available directly from your iLearn subject sites, or in the new Resource Lists. They are available both on and off-campus.

If the digitised reading is not suitable for your screen reader, please ask a librarian for assistance with alternative formats.

Past exam papers may be available in iLearn if they have been approved for release in the relevant Faculty.

Reserve collections

Reserve collections are maintained in both the Main and Law Libraries. 3 hour loans and 7 day loans are available in the Reserve Collection in the Law Library and in the Main Library 3 hour loans are available in the Reserve Collection with 7 day loans found in the General Collection. The collections include textbooks and audiovisual items recommended by lecturers.

To find textbooks in Library Search, type in any of the following:

  • book title
  • author
  • name of your class
  • class code
  • lecturer's name

Select 'Course Resources' from the drop-down box at the right of the search bar.


Related links

Take a look at these guides for making the most of the Resource List service. This new service is being rolled out during 2019 and may not be in use for every subject.

Guide for students

Guide for instructors

The Library’s borrowing policies are designed to ensure equitable access to high-use resources.


Subject outlines include a list of prescribed readings.


Log in to the lecture capture system for recorded classes.