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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 2022/2023

Libraries and Collections will be providing resources for MyReadingLists 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 are reintroducing the purchase of print materials for core reading where they are not available in online formats. We are also reintroducing the purchase of 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. We also anticipate the impact of COVID on supply chains which may result in delays to the delivery of print materials. 

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.