The reading list service is your way of ordering DVDs, books, e-books and other resources for your students for teaching purposes.

Access the reading list system for Canterbury or Medway 

To order research materials, please contact your liaison librarian.  

Getting help

Check, edit and publish your reading lists

When to update your reading list

Your reading list determines what we order and how many copies we buy for your students.

Each term, we'll email you to remind you to update your reading lists. You need to:

  1. Check: go to the Dashboard, click View > Analytics and check the use of resources on your 2020/21 list
  2. Edit: add new resources and remove out of date ones. Set the importance: is it Core, Recommended or Background reading?
  3. Publish: make your list live, so that we know what items we need to order.

We will process every list you publish. This table helps you prioritise when to publish your reading lists.





Autumn Term 2021

May – July 2021 August – Welcome Week 2021 Week 1 – November 2021

Spring Term 2022

May – September 2021 October – November 2021 December 2021 – March 2022


We'll review your lists. We have the best chance of delivering your resources for the beginning of term and we'll tell you if there's anything we're unable to buy. 

If you rely on DVDs for your module, ordering now gives us the best chance of sourcing them.


We'll review your lists, but this is our peak ordering period. Your lists will join a queue and delivery times may be longer.


We'll review your lists, but it's unlikely that new or extra resources will be available until later in the term. During the Autumn Term we will review all lists in the order they arrive. From November, we'll prioritise ordering for Spring Term lists over Autumn Term lists.

How reading lists benefit you

  • Easily create and manage reading lists
  • Personalise lists to suit your module structure
  • Order books and request stock moves with one click
  • Lead the selection and purchase of Library material
  • Integrate lists into your Moodle module
  • Harvest items for your reading list while browsing the web, including books from Amazon, blog posts, web pages, and YouTube videos

How reading lists benefit your students

  • Up-to-date module reading
  • Click through to full text e-resources straight from the list
  • Integration into Moodle and the Library catalogue
  • Guidance from convenors through item annotation
  • Improved study experience


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