Adding readings to Aspire Reading Lists is the sole method by which teaching staff can request books and other learning materials for taught modules. Please add your module reading lists to Aspire by these deadlines to ensure that books and other learning materials can be sourced by AU library staff before teaching begins. AU library staff will then check, buy and digitise items for library stock according to the Reading List Policy.
Please read this FAQ to ensure you have the information you need before creating a new reading list in Aspire.
Contact your subject librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to arrange a one-to-one consultation.
If you want an e-book for your course, ensure you add it to your Aspire reading list with the importance set to Essential.
Whether the Library can buy one for your module depends on:
You cannot upload a personally digitised chapter or article into your Aspire reading list.
Library staff will ensure that all scanned chapters from books and articles from journals comply fully with the terms and conditions of the Copyright Licensing Agency Higher Education (CLA HE) licence. Library staff will also ensure compliance by creating professional and high quality scanned extracts and uploading links of the digital copy directly to the Aspire reading list.
Email the Digitisation Service at email@example.com if you require further information or assistance with your digitisation requests.
More information can be found on Digitisation Service webpage.