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My Reading List Guide

Guide for module leaders to create reading lists using My Reading List powered by Leganto software

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My Reading List is a great tool for easily connecting your students with resources for your module, such as books, journals articles, videos and websites.  It integrates with Canvas and Hunter, the Library's search engine.

Creating and managing reading and resource lists for your students has just become a whole lot more dynamic, for both staff and students.

To use My Reading List you must be registered to use the Library.  If you are not currently registered, please click here to fill in the registration form.

Michael Dean, Senior Lecturer, Diagnostic Radiography (FHSCE), who was part of the initial working group to set up My Reading List, says

“I have been very fortunate to see first-hand the positive benefits that My Reading List will have for our students moving forward. By offering a centralised and well-structured location for module texts and articles, my students have already been able to engage more readily with key readings and library services (such as Hunter) more than ever before. The system is easy to use and is visually excellent, and being able to embed My Reading List into my Canvas modules is a huge benefit from a staff perspective. I am looking forward to continually using My Reading List in the future and to continue to develop the clear opportunities for student engagement that it offers.”

About this guide

This guide is for anyone who needs to know more about the My Reading List system provided by St. George's Library.  It is particularly aimed at module leaders and other staff who contribute to the creation of module reading lists/resource lists in St. George's (SGUL) Canvas.

For further information on what the Library can do to support your teaching and support your students, please see the Teaching staff guide. You can also contact your Liaison Librarians:

For IMBE staff, contact Zena Ali

For FHSCE (Faculty) staff, contact Anna El-Jouzi


The following tasks are an essential part of setting up a reading list:

1. Add your Liaison Librarian as a collaborator to your list.  Use the manage collaborators menu to add them.  Use this menu to add any module colleagues who will be adding items to the module reading list too.

2.  Create sections in your reading list so you can manage the resources in a meaningful way for students, for example use sections to enable your reading list to reflect the structure of your module, such as module weeks, or simply have Core and supplementary sections.

3.  Add tags to each item to mark them as core, recommended or supplementary.  Adding tags to each item will help the Library determine how many copies of each item to stock, in the event that the item is not available electronically. It will also inform students as to the relative importance of each item.

4. When ready, send your list to the Library (click on the Library Review button to do this) so we can double check we have all the items, and see any digitization requests you have made.

5. Publish your list so your students can see it - click on the Publish button and select the relevant option.