Online Course Texts
The USQ Library provides ebook versions of course textbooks where possible.
Library staff also work with Course Examiners to identify free open resource texts that might be suitable as course texts and additional readings.
To check whether your course textbook is available as an ebook or open resource;
- enter the course code (e.g. CMS1000) into the search box on Library Search and select "Course Readings" from the drop-down list
- the search results will provide a list of any mandatory textbooks and reference materials for this course. Look for the "Available online" or "Open Resource" links.
For more information, watch this quick online tutorial or this video to learn about the different ways to find and access your course texts and readings.
The Library also holds some print copies of course textbooks available for short-term loans.
Search for your textbook in Library Search and then click the "Loan" options to request it. You can choose to pick up at your preferred campus library or you can have the book posted to your home at no cost. Return postage bags are included with home delivery parcels funded by your Student Services and Amenities fee.
If you only need a chapter whilst you wait for your own copy of the text to arrive, you can request the Library scan up to one chapter or 10% from a print book and email the PDF file to you. To request a scan, log into MyLibrary with your USQ student username and password, search for your textbook in Library Search and then click on the "Scan" option, agreeing to the copyright statement when prompted.
For more textbook options, including where to purchase a copy, check out this advice on getting textbooks for your course.