Maximum Overdrive

Did you know QUT Library provides access to OverDrive – a major distributor of ebook, audiobook, video and music titles.

Find over 600 items available for loan through the library, including top selling fiction and non-fiction titles for recreational reading, watching and listening, including –

Change of Heart / Jodi Picoult (ebook)
The Distant Hours / Kate Morton (ebook)
The Slap / Christos Tsiolkas (ebook)
The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
War Horse / Michael Morpurgo (audiobook)
The Hobbit / J.R.R Tolkien (audiobook)
Confessions of a Superhero / Morgan Spurlock presents… (documentary)

… plus many more, including educational titles for the Creative Industries and Education disciplines. Find Overdrive titles through the library catalogue or search Overdrive itself.

Click here for instructions on how to download Overdrive titles to your computer or mobile device.

Further help is also available at the Quick Guide to QUT Library Ebooks.

Relieve exam stress in the Games Lab

Fancy a little bit of play to relieve the stress of exams? Or looking to relax during the mid-year break?

Why not come up to the Games Lab on level 4 of Kelvin Grove library and play your favourite games.

You can collect Wii, PS3 and Xbox controllers from the KG Learning and Research Desk staff and away you go. There are lots of games to choose from in the collection: from Assassin’s Creed to The Legend of Zelda. Why not try out some new dance moves with Just Dance 3? Or take on the role of Captain Shepherd in Mass Effect 3? You can even take on all Batman’s foes in Lego Batman 2 or discover if the cake is a lie in Portal.

This is the perfect way to relieve some of that exam stress.

Find out more about games at QUT Library at the Gaming subject guide.

Attention lecturers – would you like to use the Games Lab with your students next semester?  Contact the Learning and Research Desk to arrange details.

The CMD gets a makeover

You may notice that the Course Materials Database (CMD) has a fresh new look and feel which includes:

  • a cleaner interface
  • a simplified process for teaching staff to request new material and reactivate existing items
  • better search functionality including an advanced search for locating items by title, as well as the ability to search by lecturer name or unit code – with results showing the periods that material has been made available.

For more information about the upgrade go to Information for academic staff, or students can access unit materials via the Unit readings and selected past exams page on the library website.