Reading lists - Students

Shelves in the Library

Make the most of your Reading Lists

Reading Lists are set up by your tutors to guide you to good quality, relevant and useful materials to help you with your studies.

The Library will purchase anything your tutors add to a Reading List, in both print and electronic format (wherever possible). We buy the resources – so you don't have to!

Access your Reading Lists in the following places

If any of these methods are unclear then please watch the short video below for guidance:

How do I use my lists?

Reading lists make it easier than ever to access all of your learning resources:

  • VIEW ONLINE - Click these links to open eBooks, journal articles, webpages or videos. You should be able to access everything directly without any need to sign in to additional webpages.
  • PHYSICAL ITEMS - The Available note will provide details for physical resources. This will show you whether items are currently available in the library. If so, you can even open a map to show you which shelf to find them on!

How do I make the most from my lists?

The recommended reading will strengthen your understanding of your subject. Make the most of this opportunity to expand and deepen your knowledge.

Some tutors may ask you to read specific items to prepare for classes. It's worth making time to do this reading, so you can go into your classes well prepared. You'll get more from your lectures and seminars and you'll have a great starting point when it comes to research for assignments or revision for exams.

Remember, you don't necessarily need to read a whole book. You can start by quickly checking out the Introduction, looking for relevant chapters and using the "search within" option (in eBooks).

What if I need some more help?

  • The Library aims to give you access to all the resources you need for your studies. If we don't currently have something, then you can request an item.
  • The Library also run various workshops to help with all aspects of University work.
  • There is also a wide range of useful information on our guidance pages.