This short checklist is intended to assist you with your teaching preparations so that your students have full access to the information resources and services required for your subject/course.
Reserve Online is JCU's copyright compliant central repository for digitised readings and past exam papers.
Check your current readings on Reserve Online and ask the library to archive unwanted readings
Add additional readings to Reserve Online:
You will need to submit your request via the Library's Reserve Online form
You will be notified via email when the item is available in Reserve Online.
Once the item is available in Reserve Online, follow these instructions to add it to your LearnJCU subject site.
Please read the criteria for submitting material for scanning before proceeding with a request.
The principal purpose of Short Term Loans is to ensure that students will have prompt, easy and reliable access to required reading materials for University courses.
Add books and multi-media to:
2 hour loan (high risk, high use items )
2 day loan (note: textbooks are automatically placed on 2 day loan )
Discuss options and usage with your liaison librarian
Get assistance with resource discovery for subjects. If developing new assignments, check with your liaison librarian to ensure that sufficient resources are available for the number of students undertaking the subject.
Place orders for any new library resources for teaching or research as soon as possible as orders may take several weeks to arrive from publishers. Consider whether copies are required for both Townsville and Cairns campus libraries.
Advise the University Bookshop of prescribed and recommended texts that will be required by students.
JCU Library textbook policy
Contact your liaison librarian to organise subject-specific training and tutorials to coincide with lectures and tutorials in relation to assignment topics
Encourage students to attend InfoHelp generic face-to-face training sessions available during O Week and the first 4 weeks of semester.
In LearnJCU, the Student Resources tab provides useful information about library resources and services.
Encourage postgraduate students to make an appointment for a one-on-one session on better utilising resources relevant to their topic with their librarian
Subscribe to our weekly email (or RSS feed) of Library & Computing News
Subscribe to our weekly email of New Library Books
Keep up to date with JCU Library News
Make sure you comply with Copyright Act requirements.
Copyright Notice for JCU Books of Readings
Check out the relevant Subject LibGuides website, specifically developed to help students find resources
Contact your liaison librarian via their staff page (email, phone, and instant messaging options)