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.  

readinglists@kent 2019/20: Check, Edit, Publish.

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. bookmark and publish your new lists
  2. check and update your existing 2020/21 draft reading lists
  3. publish your lists, so that we know what you need.

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





Autumn Term 2020

May – July 2020 August – Welcome Week 2020 Week 1 – November 2020

Spring Term 2021

May – September 2020 October – November 2020 December 2020 – March 2021


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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