Reading Lists


Welcome to the Reading Lists System, which enables students to access their reading lists online.

It shows the real-time availability of items in the library; as well as linking directly to online resources such as ebooks and journal articles. It gives academic staff the freedom to create and update their lists whenever they need, and provides students with improved access to the materials on their reading lists.

Visit the system website. It is accessible via, the library catalogue and the library web pages.

Reading List FAQ

Student information

Accessing and using Reading Lists

Students should sign in using their campus username/password, then search for the relevant course title, module code or programme. The first time you sign in, you will have the option to set up a short profile which you will need to do if you want to add notes to a list. For further information, please look at our Reading list student guidelines.

*If you don’t find a list on the system for your course it is possible your lecturer has not set one up: ask them in the first instance. Not all lecturers will choose to have a list here.

Teaching staff information

Creating reading lists

If you would like to sign-up to the system please e-mail readinglists ( You will receive an initial email invitation from Talis Aspire. Please follow the instructions in the email. You will be asked to set up a profile, it only takes a minute.  Once you've done this you will be able to start bookmarking and editing your lists straight-away.

A newer version of the ‘Add to My Bookmarks’ tool is now available. This will enable you to bookmark from previously unavailable https websites.  You will automatically be prompted to install the new one next time you attempt to bookmark an item. If you have any queries, please contact readinglists (

The reading list team in the library are happy to provide you with training or a demonstration of the system.  If you would like to arrange this, please contact your Subject Librarian or e-mail us at readinglists (


Have a look at our Reading List Guidelines for step by step, detailed guidance on using the system, or have a look at our Reading Lists - Quick Guide. for a brief refresher.


Any comments or queries please contact us via the Feedback button on the webpage or email readinglists (

Contact information

E-mail : readinglists (

Telephone: 02070785472

Request a Reading List

Make your request

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