Reading Lists: scans 2017-18

For the 2017-18 academic year, and beyond, Reading Lists will be used to request and host scans of book chapters/extracts and journal articles required for teaching. This replaces the eReserve service, which closed at the end of summer 2017.

If you are a former eReserve user, your scans from 2016-17 have already been renewed and transferred to the Reading Lists system in preparation for 2017-18. 

This page contains details on how to access your scans, request new ones for your collection, and share them with your students.

If one of your modules is running again in 2017-18, but will be taught by another member of staff – or if the unit code is changing – please contact the Library at when you know the relevant details.

Accessing your list of scans

An online reading list has been created for your unit, containing only items from which you requested scanned excerpts for the 2016-17 academic year.  Click the Online Resource button next to an item in the list to view the associated scan.

The following guides describe what you will need to do next in order to make your scans available to students for 2017-18.

  • Log in to Reading Lists, find your list, and take ownership of it.

Access your list of scans (PDF, 446kB)

  • Check that the details of the scans are correct, and make any amendments that are required.

Edit your list of scans (PDF, 490kB)

  • Use Reading Lists functionality to request additional scans (book chapters/excerpts or journal articles) if required.

Request new scans (PDF, 788kB)

  • Share your list of scans with students using a Reading Lists link in your Blackboard course area.

Share your list of scans on Blackboard (PDF, 486kB)

Additional support

If you require additional advice or support in creating and editing your list, please contact your subject librarian.

If you would like further information about your scan requests (including advice about what can and cannot be scanned under the terms of our Copyright Licensing Agency licence), please contact the Content Procurement team at

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