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

How can Reading Lists help? 

Using 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.

Reading lists for the academic year 2024/2025

Libraries and Collections will be providing resources for Reading Lists to support teaching in a HyFlex environment, striking the balance between the ongoing focus on digital education and offering physical resources in line with the university expectation for a substantial on-campus presence for teaching in the new academic year. 

We will be operating an online first but not online only approach to acquiring resources for reading lists. We purchase print materials for core reading where they are not available in online formats. We purchase recommended reading in online format and limited print format. 

We will continue to digitise core and recommended material available from print copies outside of our collections under copyright law, where they cannot be reasonably purchased in digital or physical format. 

Please be aware that our ability to supply and make material accessible will be subject to availability, subscription packages and licenses via our suppliers. 

Submission date for 2024/2025 Semester One Lists

The reading list rollover is now complete, and we are fast approaching the end of the 2023/24 academic year. Please edit and submit your Semester One reading lists for 2024/2025 by 8 July 2024

If you are leading a module for the 2024/2025 academic year that currently does not exist in Leganto, or require access to a list, please fill out the online reading list request form. Libraries & Collections will send you an email invitation providing editing rights to the reading list.  

Training and guidance

Training and Guidance 

A range of support materials for Leganto are available, including:

  • a Quick Start guide
  • a step-by-step guide
  • a recorded webinar
  • our calendar of sign-up training sessions

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

What are the benefits of using Reading Lists?

  • Provides a single place to request reading list items, including digitised course readings
  • Leganto’s more intuitive system reduces the time needed to create/update your reading list
  • Enables multiple academics to edit and own 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.
  • Improved analytics to show how students are interacting with lists
  • Improved connectivity with Keats, providing consistent module information across the reading list system
  • 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.