Information for Students about Readings

The Textbook Collection

Key topic resources are generally held in the Textbook Collection of the Library. The Textbook Collection is designed for high demand materials, such as items from required reading lists. The types of materials available in the Textbook collection include:

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

Each of the Flinders University Libraries has its own Textbook Collection. Textbooks can be loaned for a period of 2 hours or 7 days.


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

Finding all items in Text Books and eReadings 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.

Alternatively, you can search via the Library home page. Under Finding, select Readings and Past Exams. Choose Access eReadings or Access Text Books. In eReadings, select your topic from the drop-down menu. In Text Books you can search with your topic code and/or keywords.

Help with finding your Readings

This LibGuide is available to help you: Readings and eReadings.

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

When viewing search results in FindIt@Flinders, if a book is held in the Textbook collection it will appear in the Available at statement, with the location and location number. For extra copies in the Library you can click on the Location tab.