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Register myReadings

Deadline for submission of reading lists for each Session is the end of Week 9 of the preceding Session. We cannot guarantee that reading lists received after Week 9 will be completed in time for the start of the following Session.
Email your list to

myReadings provides access to unit reading lists, including eReadings, and availability information on Reserve items and prescribed textbooks held in the Library. All readings for a unit are listed in the one place and lists can be embedded in MySCU to provide seamless access. All copyright materials, such as book chapters and articles from journals not held in SCU databases, must be registered via myReadings.

For more information, please contact the myReadings team.

User guides and tutorials - for staff

Submitting your readings

  • Submit all tables of content or bibliographies to
    Deadline for submission is the end of Week 9 of the preceding Session or the end of Week 4 of the preceding SCU Online Study Period. We cannot guarantee that reading lists received after these deadlines will be completed in time for the start of teaching.
  • The Library will create the reading lists in myReadings and notify you when the list is complete.
  • Increased flexibility in myReadings enables you to add documents, photographs, links to websites, YouTube videos, as well as the Library's ebooks and ejournals.
  • You may like to take control of creating your own lists. Contact the myReadings team to find out more.

Note: this relates to reading lists only. Study guides must still be submitted to DRCLR.

Contact myReadings

Please contact the myReadings team by email, or phone (02) 6626-9405 if you have any questions regarding materials on myReadings.

To help us answer your query quickly, please provide us with the:

  • Unit Code
  • Unit Name
  • Reading number
  • Author
  • Details of the problem

FAQs for Staff

Q: How do I submit readings?
A: All readings are managed by the Library and available via myReadings. Please submit your table of contents or bibliography to myReadings. The Library will:

  • check the copyright status of all items
  • create a new list in myReadings
  • send an invitation to the unit's teaching staff to register as a list publisher
  • ask for a digitised file for any items not held in the Library if required
Q: What is the deadline for submission?
A: Reading lists must be received by the Library by the end of Week 9 of the preceding Session. Any lists received after that time will still be processed, but we cannot guarantee that they will be ready in time for the start of Session.
Q: As a staff member, how do I take control of my own lists?
A: Before teaching staff can start using myReadings, there are a few simple steps to follow:

  • Contact the myReadings team to request access.
  • Accept the email invitation to register as a list publisher.
  • If you haven't already done so, set up your profile and login.
  • Install the bookmarklet tool to your browser (see tutorials on Bookmarking and 'My Bookmarks'). This is a quick and simple process and you only need to do it once.
  • Start collecting bookmarks for books, journal articles, websites, etc - whatever you wish to provide in a list for your students. See the PDF user guide for staff (V3) for detailed information about adding bookmarks.
Q: What are the benefits for students?
A: myReadings:

  • Links directly to key readings allowing students to spend more time reading items on their lists, rather than searching for them.
  • Easily identifies 'essential' readings. Lecturers' notes provide valuable background and context.
  • Gives students the ability to add their own notes to myReadings items, enhancingengagement.
  • Can be supplemented with additional subject resources.
Q: What are the benefits for teaching staff?
A: myReadings lists can be customised to suit your needs:

  • Create myReadings lists using bookmarks
    List creation is dynamic and a variety of resources can be added to a list, including books, ebooks, book chapters, journal articles and webpages.
  • Structure lists in whatever way best suits the unit content
    Lists can be organised by week, topic, module or resource type.
  • Assign priority to items on a list
    Designate readings as Essential, or Optional reading; manage availability and add notes for students.
  • Save time and effort
    Items saved as bookmarks can be used in multiple lists. Lists are simple to update.
  • Import reading lists via an RIS file
    Import your readings from EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero or other reference management tools.
  • Gather valuable data on myReadings list use
    If you are given 'publisher' or 'owner' access, you can see an analytics dashboard for each of your reading lists. The dashboard shows the number of visits to a list and how many times links to resources have been clicked. Monitor which items on the list are under-used and which are used most often.
Q: How is copyright managed by myReadings?
A: Copyright legislation restricts the amount that SCU Library can make available online to 10% or one chapter of a text. This limit applies across the institution. We must also ensure that one instance of a text is available at a time. This means that if you are wanting to use extracts from a text, then the total number of pages must be less than 10% and the extracts must be combined into a single file. MyReadings allows you to add a note for the student to direct them to the pages that need to be read for a particular reading.
For more information see SCU's Copyright site.