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Teaching Support: Home

On this Guide

Introduction to staff support in the Library and how to find books, eBooks and DVDs.

Reading Lists & Digitisation
Information about creating reading lists, KeyLinks software and having content digitised for reading list provision. 

Information Literacy Support
Details of teaching support provided by Subject Librarians.

Collection Development
How the Library's print, media, and electronic collections have been and will continue to be developed.

Copyright for Teaching
Information on licences and exceptions to copyright law for teaching in higher education.

Teaching with BoB National

BoB National (Box of Broadcasts) is an off-air recording service for television and radio designed to be used for teaching and learning. Staff and students can watch over 65 channels, plus 10 foreign language channels.

Personal playlists can be created and shared, and clips of programmes can be generated. Full programmes can be linked to from course blogs. This is a useful way of providing off-campus access to film and media content.  

Teaching resources, case studies and curated playlists by subject area from BoB can be found here. 

Access BoB here:

Selected eBooks about Teaching

Finding Books & eBooks

To find a book in the library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.

To request new books for purchase, complete the Staff Purchase Suggestion Form.

Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks often offer multi-user access, let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes as you read, so they're useful tools to support teaching. 

eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:

Your Subject Librarian

Each course has a designated Subject Librarian who provides support for your department and courses in the Library. They can provide information literacy and referencing training for your students, assist with reading list provision, digitise course readings so your students can access them online, advise on copyright for teaching and research, and purchase books and resources for the Library.

Find your Subject Librarian here

Staff Loans & Automatic Renewals

AUB full-time, part-time staff, visiting academics and tutors are entitled to borrow 25 items from the Library. This includes up to 4 DVDs/Blu-rays. If you use DVDs/ Blu-rays for teaching please speak to your Subject Librarian. 

Automatic renewals are in place for full and part-time staff, allowing you to keep an item for longer unless it has been requested by another user. You do not need to manually renew your items. The maximum length of time you are permitted to keep an item depends on the loan type:

3 week loan book 3 renewals, maximum loan of 12 weeks
1 week loan book 1 renewal, maximum loan of 2 weeks
DVD/Blu-ray 1 renewal, maximum loan of 2 weeks
Teaching Collection DVD/Blu-ray 1 renewal, maximum loan of 6 weeks