Information for Students about Readings

Finding all the Readings for your topic in FLO

In your FLO topic, go to the the Readings and Library Resources link and choose eReadings or Text Books. You'll see a list of all eReadings or Text Books available for your topic. These searches will bring up everything that has been put into these collections, including books, book chapters, articles, videos and DVDs.


eReadings are accessible via the Internet. You will need your FAN and password to access eReadings from off campus. eReadings include essential course materials such as;

  • journal articles
  • book chapters

The High Demand Collection

Heavily requested titles (which will include 1 copy of most print textbooks) will be held in the High Demand Collection of the Library. The types of materials available in the High Demand Collection may include:

  • books
  • DVDs
  • videos and DVDs of lectures
  • topic handbooks/readers

Each of the Flinders University Libraries has its own High Demand Collection. Titles in the High Demand Collection can be loaned for a period of 2 hours. At Sturt Library there is a High Demand Collection with titles available for 7 days loan.

How do I know if a book is in the High Demand Collection?

When viewing search results in findit@flinders, if a book is held in a High Demand Collection it will appear in the Available at statement, with the location and location number. Please note, it is very likely that only one copy at most will be available in the 2 hour High Demand Collection. Usually, multiple copies of a text book will be shelved in a 7 days loan collection elsewhere in the Library.