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Unit of study readings

Providing access to your readings throughout the session.

How do I find my unit of study readings?

Your unit coordinator may use the Library’s reading list system, Leganto, for your unit of study readings. You can find a link to these readings in the navigation pane to the left of your Canvas unit of study site. It will be called "Reading List".

What if the Library doesn’t have my textbook or reading?

If you’ve searched our catalogue and we don’t have your reading, contact us to let us know. Send us:

  • the reference for your textbook or journal article
  • your name and contact details, as well as the name and contact details of your unit coordinator (you’ll normally find this in the front of your unit of study outline)
  • the name and code of your unit of study.

Can I book a short loan (formerly called "2 hour loan") item if someone else has it?

Yes, you are able to book most short loan items.

Items in our HAL book vending machines at Camden Commons are not able to be booked.

How many things can I borrow from the short loans section?

You can borrow two items at once. If you still want them after that, we can renew them for you as long as they’re not overdue.

Is it possible to keep short loan items overnight?

Yes! The only exception is items that are personal copies from the security collection or equipment.

For everything else, if you borrow it within three hours of the information desk closing, you can keep the item overnight – just remember to bring it back within the first hour of the information desk opening the following day. It also has to be returned to the location that you borrowed it from.

Are there any fines if I forget to return something?

See our Fines and fees webpage for details.

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