To recommend a purchase for the Library, contact your Liaison Librarian or use the Materials Request Form. All recommendations will be considered and will be guided by the Collection Development Protocol. If there is an area of interest you wish to find new material for the Library, contact your Liaison Librarian who will forward relevant publisher information. Please allow approximately two months for orders to go through the various stages of acquisition. Under special circumstances the Library will give priority to some orders.
Use the following guidelines when compiling reading lists. This will help your students save time when using the Library:
The Library operates a Course Reserve collection into which books and journal articles are placed during periods of high demand. The loan period for these items is normally 2 hours for use in the Library. Some items, however, have a 3-day loan period. Book chapters and journal articles are made available online.
Course Reserve Protocol
Course Reserve Forms
Enquiries: email@example.com or phone 921-9999 ext. 8628.
To ensure that all relevant online Library resources (databases, books, journals, articles, images etc) have been linked to your AUTonline course please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 921-9999 ext.8628.
A Library Impact Report will need to be completed by Faculty (Programme Leader) and Library (Liaison Librarian) prior to the establishment of new programmes or major changes to programmes. The report will be presented as part of the accreditation process.
Faculty members are encouraged to contact the Library as early as possible when planning a new programme to assist in the selection of library resources and services. At least ten working days are required by the Library to complete the report. For further information and consultation contact the Information Services Co-ordinator, Mark Simmonds ext. 8543.
Liaison Librarians are happy to assist and advise staff with planning coursework using the Library's resources – the more Liaison Librarians know about the assignments your students are doing, the more they can offer effective support and assistance, and ensure that sufficient relevant resources are available.
The Library provides an education programme that includes introductory library tours and research skills tutorials. Each semester workshops and classes on the use of the catalogue and electronic databases are offered to all students and staff. To arrange a Library Workshop for your students complete the Information Literacy Workshop Request Form or contact Ann Chen ext. 8573. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
As of 2009, past exam papers can no longer be deposited with the Library. Lecturers who wish to make past exam papers available to students will be required to add them to AUTonline. Past exam papers previously deposited with the Library will remain available via the Library catalogue's Basic Search but will be progressively moved across into AUTonline, in consultation with lecturers.
Liaison Librarians offer a one-on-one research consultation, by appointment, for the following services: