Readings and textbooks
QUT Readings provides access to the reading lists for your units. The lists can include a wide variety of resources, including books, chapters, journal articles, web pages, videos, conference papers, unreported judgements, cases, legislation and past exam papers.
QUT Readings enables you to:
- print or download items from your reading list
- add notes and annotate readings, which you can refer back to at any stage
- export citations of reading list items and select your referencing style
- track your reading progress - keep track of what you haven't read yet.
Past examinations papers can be browsed directly at QUT Readings: Examination Papers.
Course reserve collections
Some high use items are held in the Library's course reserve collections, where they have a reduced loan period of two hours.
Lists of unit materials held in course reserve collections are available by entering your unit code (e.g. BSB115) into Quick Find.
Course reserve collections are located at:
Students and staff may request copies of extracts from items held in course reserve. Simply search Quick Find for the book (entering the unit code is the easiest way) and then click on the "Request scan of chapter" link. See requesting scans of book chapters and portions for more information.
Looking for your textbook?
While QUT Library purchases copies of your prescribed textbook and recommended readings, we're unable to provide quantities to meet all demand. It is your responsibility to make sure you have access to your textbook.
Read QUT's copy - a copy or part of your textbook (including ebook versions) is likely to be available from:
If you need financial assistance to buy your textbooks, your Low income Student Officer may be able to assist with either book vouchers or access to a textbook via the textbook loan scheme. You may also be eligible to apply for a Student Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS) loan to cover the costs of purchasing textbooks.
Other options - the Library will often hold an earlier edition of your textbook. Ask your lecturer or tutor whether an earlier edition is a viable option.
See social media such as the QUT Textbook Exchange on Facebook.