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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 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


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 July 2019 and have produced a printed guide  to help you, so click on the next tab to get started!

The new version of Reading Lists Online was introduced in July 2019.

We can offer support and training on using the system, please contact your Librarian for details.

A written user guide is available below in Word format:

In addition to the above KeyLinks Knowledge Base contains some articles designed to show you how to use Reading Lists Online.

Collection management policy

Requesting material for inclusion in the Library

1. Using the online book request form

Just go to and complete the online form. Let us know the module code and how many copies you want.

2. Email us

Email your Collection Management Librarian, let them know the module details, whether it is Core or Wider reading and we will order the item and let you know when it is available.

3. Involve us early on when you are planning a new module

We are always happy to talk about what you need for new modules, how they will sit with existing modules and what new resources you will need – this helps us to manage the budget and ensure materials are available when the module starts.

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 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 Librarians supporting your courses are found on the subject Libguides.