Reading lists

Information for students and staff on how to find and manage your reading lists

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The reading lists service contains essential, recommended and background reading of library resources for modules taught within the University.

Information for students

  • Resources on these lists link directly to Library Search, or through to electronic journal articles and/or book and article scans.
  • To help prioritise your reading each item will be tagged to let you know how important it is to the module – essential, recommended or background

More information for students

Information for academic staff

  • Use Reading Lists to create, manage and update your own lists online.
  • The Library will ensure the correct number of copies, loan periods and access to electronic resources, based on the tags you apply to each item on your list. These also help students prioritise their reading.
  • CLA scans (digitised book chapters and articles) can easily be requested through reading lists. No need to email us or fill out a web form; simply tag the item on your list.
  • The same applies to new stock, once on the reading list this information will trigger adding new material to our stock - no need to contact us separately.
  • Create your list within the reading list system and then export to your module guide or handouts. This will save you time by only needing to create the list in one place.
  • For modules being run at the London campus please email all reading lists and request for materials to

More information for academic staff

Help and support

Email with any queries including technical support using the reading lists system.

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