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Reading List (Leganto): 4 simple steps to get you started!


To enquire about a specific reading, request a purchase or for technical issues you can contact the Unit of Study Reading Team directly using this form For all other information on how to use the Leganto tool please use the below guide.

Leganto Reading List is the University's reading list management system and copyright compliance tool.  It is comprehensive and dynamic, and allows lecturers to create links to library resources such as journal articles and books/ebooks, digitised book chapters, as well as freely available online content.

 4 simple steps to get you started 

person looking at canvas screen person adding a list Add, Edit and Tag interface screen person sending reading list to library
1. Find your Reading List
tool in Canvas

2. Create a New list or
Find your existing list 

3. Add, Edit & Tag
Items in your list
4. Send list to the
library and publish

With Reading List, you can easily ...

  •  Create structured, annotated reading lists that include all types of materials.
  •   Allow selected collaborators to help edit/manage lists
  •   Use analytics and reports to gain insight into usage of materials
  •   Roll over and keep your reading lists up to date

Reading List Status Definitions

Confused about the status of your list? Login to your Reading List> More Info> and check the status info:


  • Sent (on an individual citation) - the item has been sent to the library for review but is yet to be actioned. Items with a Sent status are not visible to students
  • Being Prepared – The initial status when a list is created. The library is not processing the list at this stage.
  • Ready for Processing – The instructor sent the reading list, or any citation on the list, to the library for processing.
  • Being Processed – The library has started working on the citations in the reading list.
  • Complete – The library has finished processing the reading list and it is ready. Materials for complete citations are visible to students if the list is also published.
  • Rolled Over – A reading list rolled over by an instructor or by the library
  • Inactive – The reading list is no longer relevant.
  • Declined – The library was unable to fulfill the reading list.

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