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Leganto reading list staff guide: Help & support

Training and support for Leganto reading lists

Who to ask for support?

For all enquiries to do with reading lists, please email and it will be passed to the relevant team to answer.

Overview of roles & responsibilities:

Training provided by Subject Librarians.

Checking, ordering and digitisation of new/ additional copies by the Collections, Acquisitions & Subject Team staff.


Glossary of Leganto terms

To assist users of Leganto, we have compiled a list of definitions of specialised vocabulary. Do let us know if you have anything else you would like to add to the list (via

  • A module can be associated with multiple reading lists. This application imports module information from Brightspace. A reading list does not have to be associated with a module.
  • A reading list can have multiple sections. Sections divide a list into logical or chronological groups, for example by module weeks or by mandatory versus supplementary material.
  • A section can have multiple citations. Citations are book chapters, books, journal articles, videos, or any other material that the instructor wants to include as a resource for the students. Each citation is described by multiple metadata fields.
  • Citations available for, or in, a reading list can also be collected in your personal repository, called My Collection. An item in My Collection is referred to as an item. The same item in a reading list is referred to as a citation.