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Reading Lists

A Talis reading list consists of sections, paragraphs, and bookmarks, and you can structure the list in whichever way best suits your course. You can find information about each of these features and how to add them to a reading list here.

Reading lists are divided into three main stages:

  • Published – the list is complete and visible to students. You can still make further changes to a published reading list.
  • Draft – the list may be incomplete and is not visible to students. You will need to make any changes necessary to the list and publish it.
  • No reading list – a reading list is not yet available for the module. You will need to create a new reading list or contact the library at to get a reading list set up if you aren't sure how.

If you think that a reading list has already been created for your module on Talis, but you can’t find it, please contact the library and we can check for you.

Searching for a list

To find a published or draft reading list, search for the module code in the search bar on the Talis home page:


If the reading list is assigned to you, you can also find it from the ‘My Lists’ tab:

Creating a list

If there is no Talis reading list for your module, you can create a new list.

To do this, you first need to log in to Talis. You then need to go to 'My Lists' and select 'Create a new list' on the right-hand side.

Fill in the information about your module as follows:

  • Description: As reading lists can only have one list owner, you can add the names of other supervisors in the description field if other supervisors help deliver the course
  • Year: Choose the correct time period for the list
  • Hierarchy: You can search for your module here and link the list to the module hierarchy

Once you have filled these fields, select 'Create list'.

After creating your list, the reading list team may need to assign the list to you. Please email and we can do this for you.