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Unit Readings Support

Unit Readings is UWA's system for sharing reading lists with students

Send my list to the Library

After you have reviewed your List, click on the Send list to Library button at the top of your list. A pop-up message will ask you to confirm the action and inform you that the list has been sent. This will alert the Library to process your list. Until you send your list to the Library, it will have a status of Draft and will not be visible to students.

Screenshot showing the "send list to Library" link highlighted in the Unit Readings banner.


You can check when your list was sent under List info. 

Screenshot showing the List info button in the top menu and the resulting "last sent to Library" status with an example date, time and name of the person who sent the list.

When will my list be processed?

Lists are processed in the order they are received, so send through your list as soon as possible to ensure it is processed in time for the unit start date. Once the Library starts processing the list, we will make it visible to students and update the status to Published

Screenshot showing the "published" status of an example list in the reading list menu.


Note that items on the list like new orders, items for High Demand and digitisation requests may still need to be processed by the Library and will display a status of Library processing until finalised.

Screenshot showing the "library processing" status on an example book record.


At peak times it may be necessary to prioritise processing to:

  • Items tagged as Essential textbook or High Demand
  • Sections of lists labelled for the first few weeks of the semester, e.g. Week 1

To ensure your Week 1 and 2 readings are processed in time for the start of semester, we recommend arranging your list into weekly sections.

Make my list available to students

​The 'Unit Readings' link is visible in your LMS unit menu by default. If the link is hidden from students, click the chevron icon to access the menu and select Show Link


See a Student Preview of my list

The student preview mode of the LMS only allows enrolled students to view the Unit Readings list. To preview what your list looks like to your students, use the Student Preview mode within Unit Readings: 

Screenshot showing how to access Student Preview mode from the main menu ellipsis.

Add items to my list during semester

You can add more items to your reading list at any time during Semester, following the instructions to edit your reading list. After clicking 'Send List to Library' once, any further changes you make will be sent to the Library automatically.


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