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Muckleneuk Branch: Electronic Reserves and Books

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Prescribed & Recommended Books

Here you can view and access items set aside by your Lecturers.

Prescribed and Recommended books in high demand which are placed under 'Postal Coll Request Only' and can be requested online before sending them to you by mail / post.

Prescribed & Recommended Books

Prescribed and Recommended books in high demand can be find by typing in the Course code appearing in the front of your tutorial letter or on each top page of the tutorial letter, e.g.



Steps on finding Electronic Reserves

Use your MyUnisa password to request a 'Postal Collection Request Only' online

If the book is available online, you can access it using your MyUnisa password and you can download it or print it for later use 

Delivery of requested material

How does the Library deliver requested material?

Your request will be acknowledged and you will be informed about the status of your request via email and sms.

If the item is not available in the Unisa Library collection and you are a master's, doctoral student or member of staff, this request will be referred to the interlibrary loans staff who will try to find the item at another Library.

Your material can be delivered to you in any one of the following ways :

  • articles will be emailed to your myLife email address as this is the preferred email address used by the University to communicate with its students. Access a tutorial on how to claim your myLife address
  • Books and other Library material will be sent via the secure Safemail service of the Post Office who will notify you when the parcel arrives at the Post Office for collection.

You are able to track the status of the posted item(s) via myUnisa :

  • Choose My Admin
  • Select Parcel Tracking menu
  • You will see the parcel track and trace number

It is your responsibility to collect an item you requested. Please claim parcels as it wastes time and costs money if unclaimed. This also prevents other students from using these items

  • Collection at your nearest Unisa Branch Library
  • Courier delivery to the doorstep of any Unisa disabled client

search for e-reserves

Course Code Search


Type the course code to find all the material reserved or recommended for your course. For example:

  • MTX59
  • sosth
  • mac4863
  • cla26