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Reading Lists: Editing a Reading List

How can I edit my reading list?

After you've created the structure for your reading list, you'll want to populate it with resources or provide guidance to students about the readings that you have allocated to them.

There are many ways you can edit your online reading list, such as by adding new items, moving resources around, and adding student notes. Find more information on this in our video:

If you've added new resources to your reading list, you'll need to set the importance of any essential items.

After making any changes to an online reading list, please remember to publish it!


Setting the importance of resources is helpful for a number of reasons:

  • It shows students what readings to prioritise
  • It can be a good starting point for students to find even more further reading
  • It helps the library to provide appropriate access to resources - we can prioritise finding online versions of essential items, and check if we can resource print if it is a non-essential item

Follow our short how-to video to see how to change an item's importance on a reading list:

Publishing a list

When you publish your list, any changes you have made will now be visible to students, ensuring that they have the most up to date information on their reading.

It also triggers a request for a review when you publish. This means that the library will be notified of any changes, and can go through the list to check that all the links work and we have access to the readings. From here, we can purchase any essential items we do not already have in the library catalogue, or get in contact if there are any we cannot source to help find alternatives.

See how to do this in our video:

Practice reading list

If you would like to try editing an online reading list before doing so with your own, you can use our practice reading list.

Access online reading lists


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Autumn/Full Year Modules: 
31st July

 Spring/Summer Modules:
31st October

Need help? If you're unsure where to start or would like advice about online reading lists, please book a 1-1 appointment or complete our contact us form.