What text books will I need for my unit?
One of the activities you really must attend during Orientation is your Course Induction session.
This session provides you with specific information and study requirements about your course – including book lists for units.
If you have any questions about your textbooks, you should speak to your Unit Coordinator. To find out who that is, go to your semester timetable and enter the unit code or title, or the school name, then search. The Unit Coordinator will be listed in the table shown, including a link to their profile page.
If you have trouble finding your coordinator's contact details, our Student Hub can help you.What is Orientation?
Buying your textbooks online
Check out our Bookshop webpage for the latest information on all of your textbook, uniform, and name badge needs.
Buying second-hand textbooks
There are a few ways you can buy or sell second-hand textbooks.
- There's a second-hand books for sale and wanted discussion forum on Blackboard (student login required).
- The ECU Student Guild has a second-hand bookshop at the Joondalup campus (Building 34.215) where you can buy or sell your textbooks. Or you can visit the web page for the Student Guild's second hand bookshop.
- Other students recommend Text Book Exchange for buying and selling books.
- The Current Student Facebook page may also be a useful reference.
Why buy when you can borrow?
Another great source of textbooks – in fact ALL of the books you're likely to need – is the ECU Library. Here, you can borrow textbooks for a specific time period, then renew your book loan if you need it for longer.
The Library is also a great source of eBooks that can be accessed online at any time, and downloaded for later viewing.
Be sure to attend a Library essentials session during Orientation to learn more about our library services.Getting to know your library