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Reading Lists & Reserves

Structure Your List

The first thing to do is add some sections to your new list. Your list can be structured in a variety of ways, most commonly, lists are organized by:

  • Time period (Week 1, Week 2, etc)
  • Topics (Research skills, Essay readings, etc)
  • Resource types (Books, Key journals, etc).

Structure your list to reflect the course structure. For example, if your syllabus is organized by week, structure your list by week, so students can easily go between the syllabus and the list to find readings.

1. Click on new section.

2. Give your section a title and description (optional). For example, ‘Week 1’ and click on create.

3. You can now start adding resources to your list if you wish. However, we suggest setting up the structure first. You can add more sections by repeating the process above.

4. Click on the x to remove the Add items pop up box.

5. When the list structure is in place, you can start adding resources.


Add Resources to Your List

  1. Click on the + button at the top of the list.
  2. This will open a panel to the right of your list. Use the first ‘Library Search’ tab to find any resources held by the Library (including books, ebooks, articles and journals) to add to your list.

Prioritizing Items on Your List 

  1. Click on Add tags to item
  2. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ or ‘Further Reading’ and click on save.

Adding a Book 
Click on the item you would like to add. You can:

  • Drag and drop the item directly into the list
  • Select a section from the drop-down menu and click on add.

Once you have finished adding items to this section, click the x to hide the search panel.

Adding an E-Journal Article

The same process applies to adding an e-journal article to your list.

  • Search for the article you wish to add, select it from the search results and click add.
  • To edit the item details, click on add & edit instead. When you have finished modifying the details, click save to return to your list.

The View online link will take your student directly to the journal article. 

Adding a Book Chapter 
To add a chapter from a book:

  1. Search for and add the book (physical or electronic) to your Reading List (as described above).
  2. Click on the book you have just added.
  3. Scroll down to the Public note section and click on Add note.
  4. Now enter the chapter details (e.g. ‘Please read: Chapter 4, pp. 125-139’) and click save.
  5. Click on the x on the top-left on the item panel to return to your Reading List. The note instructing students which chapter to read will appear underneath the item. The public note can be used to provide further information to students. For example, to add information about which pages/chapters to read, or provide specific questions to focus on.
  6. You can also add a specific book chapter to your Reading List, by click add and edit. Click on the 'Type' drop-down menu, and flll out the complete bibliographic information (Start Page, End Page, etc.) and click save.

Adding a Website 

  1. Go to a website (e.g. you would like to add to your list.
  2. Click on the Cite It! button installed in your bookmarks toolbar.
  3. This will open an ‘Add this to my list’ pop-up window. Leganto will automatically fill in as much information as possible about the resource. Check and modify this information if necessary.
  4. At the bottom of the pop-up window, select Add to: List
  5. Select your Resource List from the drop-down menu
  6. Click add & close

Place a digitization request

Click on the citation, and select Digitization request.

Enter the page range, and any other relevant information, and click Submit.

Your request will now display as Digitization Active.

Note: Any digital copying must comply with the University of Regina's Fair Dealing Guidelines. If a request exceeds this amount, the Library will submit a copyright clearance request or will investigate the purchase of a multi-user digital copy if available.

Using tags

You can use tags to share additional information with the Library regarding your readings. To add a tag in Leganto, choose "Add tags to item" and select from the drop down menu. 

adding tags to items in Leganto

The following tags are available:

  • 2 Hour Reserve
  • 3 Hour Reserve
  • Overnight Reserve
  • 3 Day Reserve
  • 7 Day Reserve
  • 2 Week Reserve
  • Required
  • Further Reading
  • Recommended 
  • Purchase Request

To remove a tag that has been added, click the "X" next to the tag. 

removing a tag from an item in Leganto

Using the "Cite It!" Tool

The Cite It! button allows you to add resources to your list directly from selected websites.

  1. While logged in to the Reading List service, in another window, find a relevant item on your chosen website and click on the Cite it! button in your browser toolbar.
  2. An Add this to my list popup appears containing the details of the item.
  3. Select the appropriate Type for your item from the drop-down menu, check the details are correct, then click the ADD & CLOSE button.


You can add other people as collaborators to your list in order to allow them to add or edit items.

Under the List Advisor heading, click on the Collaborators link, and select Manage Collaborators. You can invite people to collaborate by entering their name or email address, and click Send Invitation.