What are Reading Lists/Leganto?
The Library's Unit of Study service uses an online reading list system called Leganto to provide students access to the required and recommended resources for your unit. Leganto can be accessed through the 'Reading List' tool in Canvas sites.
Preparing your reading list
How can I use Reading Lists/Leganto to manage my list?
Leganto can be accessed from the Reading List tool in Canvas. To get started, go to the Reading list guide. From here you can learn how to: access the Reading List tool; create a new list or find an existing list; learn how to add, edit and tag items; and how to send your list to the library and publish your list. The online guide also includes a recording of a previous workshop which covers the entire process.
For units that have previously used a list in Leganto, the latest version of the list is rolled over approximately 10 weeks before the start of semester. There may be some differences in lists if the unit has run as both a full semester and intensive. Contact the Unit of study team for assistance finding a previous list.
How can Library staff help?
If you need help with processing your reading list, you can contact the Library's Unit of Study team through the online form.The UOS team can help you with setting up your list, adding required readings, ordering or arranging access to items and general troubleshooting.
Not sure what to include on your list? Use the Contact a librarian page to discuss your unit's needs with one of our Academic Liaison Librarians.
For general assistnce use the Live Chat link available on this page.
When will my list be ready?
Library staff will aim to make lists received before the deadline available in time for the start of semester, but may prioritise by week order if necessary.
Reading Lists: FAQs
How will items tagged ‘Required’ or ‘Recommended’ be managed?
Items on readings lists should be tagged as either ‘Required’ or ‘Recommended’ readings. For items tagged ‘Required’, Library staff will support academics, unit coordinators and teaching support staff in using Leganto to build their reading lists.
For items tagged ‘Recommended’, it is expected that academics, unit coordinators and teaching support staff will manage readings within Leganto.
What can be added to unit of study readings?
- Physical items held in the Library's collection or your personal copy of a book
- Ebooks or journals you can link to via library
- Journal articles
- Books and book chapters
- DVDs, CDs, scores and streamed material
- Links to online resources
Physical items can be partially digitised and made available on a reading list. For information on copying limits and how files should be managed, see copyright for unit of study readings or contact Copyright Services To request this service tag, your citation with the "Digitise" tag or fill in the online form.
How can I ask the Library to order new material to support my reading list?
The Library will source online subscription materials as a priority, to support equitable and sustainable practices.
You should allow 6-8 weeks on average for new items to be received. Films requiring licence negotiation may take longer. To view limits on what the Library is able to purchase, please see ordering and purchasing electronic resources.
You can ask the Library to order items by:
- Tagging the citation as 'Place a purchase request' in your reading list or,
- Ordering via the online form
- Items tagged as ‘Required’ can be sourced from outside the Library’s existing collection
- Items tagged as ‘Recommended’ will usually be sourced from within the Library’s existing collection. Where the item is not available, an Academic Liaison Librarian is available to assist with sourcing an alternative option in the collection or when there is no suitable replacement, help source externally
Not all my items are available?
Library staff may need to perform additional tasks to make your items available to students. This could include approving copyright, ordering new items, scanning/digitising, or moving to a short loan period. When the Library has completed these checks, the item will then be available to view.
If your item is marked as 'Being Prepared' please see the Reading list guide to learn how to send your list to the Library.
What do I need to know about copyright?
The unit of study reading list service helps the University to mitigate risk by managing electronic copying limits, reporting and other requirements of the statutory licences contained in the Copyright Act.
For more information, see copyright for unit of study readings or contact Copyright Services.