Course Readings

The Academy Library  Course Readings Team  work with academic staff to facilitate student access to required course resources.  This service uses the Leganto platform to create dynamic course reading lists using relevant, current materials gathered from a range of electronic sources including the UNSW Library collections, multimedia resources, and the internet.

The Course Readings Team can also add high-demand items from its physical library collection to the onsite Course Readings Collection and digitise items not currently available online (e.g. articles from print journals, chapters from print books, etc.).


Submitting Course Readings requests to the Academy Library 

Academic staff are asked to email fully cited lists of resources for each course they are wanting provide readings for.  Each course readings list must include the course name and code and be emailed to:

The Course Readings Team will then process the lists (including digitising print items) and provide a linked Leganto reading list that can then be added to the relevant Moodle course site.

For instructions on adding Leganto course reading lists to Moodle, see the Leganto Guide


Reusing an existing Course Readings List 

Courses which already have a Leganto course readings list can choose to rollover the existing list for the next semester.  Rolling over course readings lists enables reuse of permalinks and Moodle LTI links which will redirect students from a previous reading list to the new list.   

Academic staff can request a course reading list rollover by emailing the Course Readings team at:  with the relevant course name and number.


Copyright Guidelines 

It is the responsibility of all staff to comply with copyright law, including the Copyright Act and any licensing agreements for the provision of electronic resources.  UNSW staff can find out more about their copyright responsibilities in teaching by visiting Copyright (UNSW), or contacting the Course Readings Team via


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