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Unit of Study Readings: Unit of Study Readings @ USyd

The Unit of Study Reading Process

The University Library makes available the essential items your students require for their studies. This may be through creating an electronic link or by adding physical items to one of our 2 hour loan collections.

The eReserve system provides an automated, user friendly approach for academic and library staff to discover, organise and annotate reading list items. It will streamline the entry, copyright compliance and ongoing maintenance of your reading lists. Your reading lists will be conveniently located and accessible within your Unit of Study module/s in Blackboard or Canvas.  This means students will conveniently find their readings on Blackboard or Canvas.  Readings will no longer be on the library catalogue.

The Library process

The library will continue to process your unit of study reading list/s.  You will receive an e-mail notification from to remind you to forward your reading list to the Library.

  • items we do not hold and therefore need to be purchased have to be clearly highlighted and submitted 8 weeks before semester starts.  
  • If there are no changes to your existing list, it can be rolled over by using the eReserve system. 


The eReserve system

You can easily maintain your own reading lists, add or delete readings for a specific period, quickly make links available and add notes about a reading for your students. This guide will take you through each step in the process.  

eReserve is an intuitive system, however attending one of our training sessions is highly recommended for all Unit of Study coordinators. The training will:

  •          Show you how the new system works and how to maintain your reading list. 
  •          Show you both the academic and student views for your reading lists
  •          Share reading list good practice

If you are interested in learning more please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian. 

Unit of Study Readings Service Model- New Reading Lists