Preparing Reading Lists for Semester 2 2022

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With the start of Semester 2, 2022, teaching staff are reminded to arrange access to unit readings through the Library’s Reading List service.

The due date to notify the Library of new book purchases for learning and teaching and statutory licence copying for Semester 2 is Friday 8 July 2022.

Using Reading Lists ensures the University meets its copyright obligations and follows policy set out in the Curtin Quality Assurance Manual. All learning resources copied under the University’s Statutory Licence must be recorded by being included on Reading Lists.

  • A Library Reading List is required to be associated with all Blackboard instances – please ensure Reading Lists are provided to international campuses where applicable.
  • All copying under the University’s statutory licence will be recorded in the Reading List system.
  • Existing Library resources should be prioritised for selection as unit readings.
  • Only resources that are essential for successful completion of the unit should be tagged as Essential – please ensure essential resources are available for purchase by the Library in electronic format before selecting the resource.
  • Textbooks that students are required to purchase should be tagged as Prescribed Textbook – please ensure textbooks are available for purchase by the Library in electronic format before adoption.

Need support using Reading Lists?

Guided tours and video guides

Generic support is available directly in Reading Lists. Click on the “Help” Question Mark in the right top-hand pane of the Reading List software. Here you can access the “Video Guides’ and “Guided Tours” which will guide you through the steps of Reading List creation.

Reading List tutorial

View our interactive Reading Lists tutorial, which contains Curtin-specific information and support for Reading Lists.

Reading List support and training

If you have questions or wish to arrange training, please contact the Reading List Team by emailing


For help with copyright issues, such as how to comply with University copyright licences, visit Copyright at Curtin.

Borrowing during the Library Refurbishment

For more information, visit our Library refurbishment page.