Requests sent to the library via email are very easy to lose track of given the volume of orders we place each day. Adding titles to your reading list is the quickest and most efficient way of ensuring that these resources are ordered by the library in a timely manner.
If you need help requesting titles via the reading list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can assign existing reading lists to yourself to have permission to edit and amend.
To do this select My Lists from the top of the page to add this to your own account. You can also change the name of the list owner by selecting Edit and then selecting Assign List Owner. From here you can then assign this list to yourself ready to make edits and changes to the structure and content.
For further guidance please see our video guide on how to edit your list.
You can select specific dates/editions when searching for titles to add to your reading list.
If your preferred edition and year of publication doesn’t appear in the list of results on Talis then add the closest version of the title to your reading list.
Then use the Note for library edit function to alert the library team of which edition is required.
You can get in touch with the reading list help team to query any specific editions: email@example.com
You can select specific formats when searching for titles to add to your reading list.
If your preferred format doesn’t appear in the list of results then add the closest version of the title to your reading list. The library team will always prioritise e-book editions on reading lists, you can also use the Notes for Library option to identify which format of the title is needed.
Please see our video guide on how to add books to your reading list.
You can use the Talis browser extension to add articles, journals, videos, websites and other online resources to your reading lists.
You can also use the Talis browser extension to add books and other resources which can’t be found via the standard book search function on Talis.
Please see our video guide on how to use the Talis browser extension to add resources.
For further help with adding books please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately some e-books are not available for the library to purchase. E-books available on Kindle or direct through publisher websites are for individual use only, and the library is required to purchase e-books with an institutional licence to provide access across the university. Additionally, some academic e-book titles are prohibitively expensive.
If you have questions or concerns around core texts for your module then please liaise with your Divisional Librarian who may be able to suggest alternative titles and formats.
Some core academic titles are not available as e-books and are instead only available as e-textbooks. Whereas e-books are purchased with a shared multi-user licence for all students across the university, E-textbooks are purchased with a cost per head for students in a specific module only.
Please liaise with your Divisional Librarian with any queries relating to e-textbook requests for your reading lists.
Open up the reading list > go to ‘View’ > select ‘Analytics’.
Here you can view the total number of page views and total number of clicks.
You can use the Note for students edit function to let students know if a text is needed for exams.
You can alert the library to order sufficient copies for exams by using the Note for library edit function and specifying if the title is required for exams.
For help and further guidance contact email@example.com
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