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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 have produced a printed guide and screencasts to help you, so click on the appropriate tab to get started!

To supplmement the printed guide (see the pdf link above), we have produced a series of step-by-step screencasts to help you use Reading Lists Online. We know that the system is a little tricky to get your head round at first, so please don't hesitate to contact your Liaison Librarian if you need further help or information.


1 Getting Started
2 Adding a book
3 Adding an eBook
4 Adding a Journal
5 Adding a Journal Article
6 Adding a Weblink
7 Adding an Audio Visual Item
8 Adding a Book Chapter
9 Re-ordering Items
10 Tagging Items
11 Adding a Journal Title from the A-Z of Journal Titles
12 Adding a Full-Text Database Journal - CINAHL


To find details of RLO training sessions, go to Book a Tutorial - Library & Learning Resources, select your campus, and then open Workshops for Academic Staff. 

If you need to know more, ask your Liaison 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