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Welcome to the guide for the university's reading list system, MyReadingLists.

How can My Reading Lists help? 

Using My Reading Lists allows you to create an easy-to-use and accessible reading list for your students, allowing them to click straight through to material that we hold electronically. Submitting your list to the library for review ensures that we are able to acquire the material that your students will need to read for their success.

Requesting a new reading list

If there is currently no reading list for your module then you can request one by completing the form found below, and one of the team will set it up for you. 

Reading lists for the academic year 2020/2021

In order to support the fully flexible teaching model for 20/21, Libraries and Collections are having to reprioritise how reading lists are approached. In normal circumstances we purchase a mixture of e-books and print, as well as core and recommended material.

However, this year we are doing our best to buy as much core material electronically as possible, which means we won't be purchasing recommended material or any print books. We may also have to apply limits to the number of core items we can buy for each module.

In addition, due to the complexities of academic book publishing, some books will not be available, and it will be necessary for academics to look for alternatives, primarily from within our world-class collections, but also with scope for new material to be bought and to make chapter scans within the limits of copyright allowances.

A more complete set of guidelines can be found in the Guides and Materials for Developing Your Reading List section of our KEATS page. Please find the link in the Training and Guidance box above. 

Training and guidance

A range of support materials, including:

  • a step-by-step guide
  • a recorded webinar
  • a discussion forum
  • our calendar of sign-up training sessions
  • guidance on locating alternative texts in our collections (where a requested item is unavailable)

can be found at our Building and Developing Your Reading Lists KEATS module:

What are the benefits of using My Reading Lists?

  • Provides a single place to request reading list items, including digitised course readings
  • Enables multiple academics to edit lists for shared modules
  • Notes can be added; directing students to important readings, requesting literature searches, or for extended bibliographies
  • Regularly check and update your reading lists, ensuring the library holds up-to-date editions of books.
  • Analytics are available via the Dashboard to show how students are interacting with lists
  • Aligns with Education Strategy and other key campaigns aiming to diversify our curriculum and collections​
  • Provides immediate access to online material across modules in a consistent way
  • Ensures that Core readings are available in the right format
  • Lists can be embedded into the relevant KEATS space so all materials are in one place
  • Provides material in an instantly accessible format, encouraging independent study. Some eBooks also have a read-aloud function.