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Reading Lists

The Library provides a reading list support service that integrates:

 Benefits of the Reading List System

  • Priority ordering will be given to reading list items
  • Collection Development will order required e-books/books - no need for separate ordering
  • E-links will be checked and appropriate loan lengths of books will be assigned 
  • Print only book chapters/articles will be digitised 
  • Students will access list via Blackboard 
  • Student engagement can be monitored via the Dashboard feature

Better Reading List Functionality than Blackboard

      • Unlike Blackboard, Library resources will automatically work off campus
      • Unlike articles that are uploaded on Blackboard, important usage figures (inc. citation counts) will be accurate
      • A module reading list can be shared and managed among academic colleagues
      • We can ensure compliance with copyright regulations
      • Collection Development will be notified of any updates to the reading list 
      • Each list has a permanent url and can be added to Akari - there is no loss of important module information

 Watch a short introduction to our Reading List Service.

View our Reading List BrochureSeirbhís Liosta Léitheoireachta.

Search our reading list service  for reading list examples e.g. TLC 1OO Academic Skills. Training information and more detailed guides/videos are provided below.


We are currently running  regular training  sessions in the Library Training Room. These are aimed at lecturers or any teaching support/administrative staff involved in reading list provision. 

Check Times and Book a Place

If you are unable to attend these training sessions please contact

 Steps in Using the Reading List Service

  1. Log into reading lists and create a user profile (public)
  2. Install the bookmark button to your browser for adding books/journal articles/webpages
  3.  Create and structure the reading list and quickly bookmark resources. Please refer to our Reading List Guide Version 8 and training videos below. We also regularly run training sessions on using  the Reading List Service. 
  4. Publish the reading list.
  5. The Library will review the items, purchasing new books, digitising requested chapters/articles not available online. 

Reading List Support Materials

Our Reading List Guide Version 8 provides a detailed overview of: 

  • creating a list
  • adding reading list books, articles and materials (bookmarking) to the list
  • publishing a reading list
  • linking the list to Blackboard.

 See our short videos below covering the main elements of using the reading list service. 

Our Reading List FAQs addresses a number of common questions e.g. Can I link a reading list to more than one module? Can a reading list be shared? etc.

Please contact if you have any queries or require further assistance.

For information on the Library's Digitisation Service scanning limits please refer to our course guidelines for Course Material Digitisation.

Creating and Structuring a Reading List

Bookmarking a book from the Library Catalogue

Bookmarking a Journal Article from the Library Catalogue



Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Internet Explorer

Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Chrome

Installing the Add to My Bookmarks Button on Firefox


 Linking from Blackboard to your Reading List


 Linking from Blackboard to a Reading List Section

 Instead of linking to a full list you can also link from Blackboard to sections of a reading list e.g. Week One Readings

Reading List Service, Library

Tel: +353 91492593