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Academic Staff Guide to Library and Learning Resources: Managing your resources

This guide is for new and existing academic staff to discover how Library and Learning Resources can help them, and therefore their students, in their work.


You've planned your modules, selected the readings for your students - here's how your Liaison Librarians can work with you and ensure that the material your students will need will be available - just when they need it.

Reading Lists Online (RebusList)


It’s one of the easiest software packages I’ve had to learn to use and it looks really good when you add all the tags and notes that are possible, the students should find it easy to use too”.

Julie Hall, Senior Lecturer, Radiography

Reading Lists Online allows Academic staff to locate, use, create, and manage reading lists for their students.  Students can find lists easily with a single search that gives results for matching lecturer, Faculties and Schools.

We upgraded the system in June 2017 and have produced a printed guide  to help you, so click on the appropriate tab to get started!

The new version of Reading Lists Online was introduced in June 2017.

We are undertaking training sessions, so please contact your Librarian for details.

A brief printed guide is available - click the link below


The new version Of Reading Lists Online was introduced in June 2017.

A brief printed guide is available - click the link below



Date                                       Location                   Time

Monday 03 July 2017       Curzon 265             13:00-14:00

Thursday 06 July 2017     Curzon 265             09:00-10:00

Monday 10 July 2017       MP 252                   13:00-14:00

Tuesday 11 July 2017       Curzon 265             12:00-13:00

Thursday 13 July 2017     MP 252                   12:00-13:00

Monday 17 July 2017       MP 252                   13:00-14:00

Sessions will also be held at Mary Seacole Library

If you need to know more, ask your Librarian. They'll be pleased to help. 



PERB is the system the University uses to structure reading lists. It stands for Purchase, Essential, Recommended and Background, and each item on a reading list is placed under one of these categories.

Using this system helps Library and Learning Resources prioritise its spending and ensures the correct proportion of books are acquired to support your teaching.

Please email your Collection Management Librarian (details available through the subject Libguides), if you want to know more about the PERB system.

Requesting material for inclusion in the Library

If you know of resources that you wish the library would buy, please email your Collection Management Librarian (details available through the subject Libguides), who will be happy to offer help and advice.

Alternatively there is an electronic form on our i-City page (n.b. you may need to log in to this).

Recommending learning materials for Library and Learning Resources

Guidelines on how to recommend titles to your Collection Management Liaison Librarian to ensure you and your students get the books you need.

Digital Library

The Digital Library is the electronic repository where you can have old exam papers, journal articles and book chapters uploaded so that you can link to them from your Moodle pages and your students can access them on or off campus.

It is important to note the only electronic / scanned items that can be held in Moodle by tutors or students is material they have created and own themselves. Any other published material being held on Moodle may not comply with copyright unless permission has been granted.Using the digital library to digitise articles and chapters ensure that they are compliant with copyright legislation, click here for more information

If you want anything uploaded, please contact your Collection Management Liaison Librarian - details on your subject Libguide

Contact us

You can contact the library service in a range of  ways - in person, by email or by phone

Contact details for the Liaison Librarians supporting your courses are found on the subject Libguides