Library Reading List
The Library Reading List application manages your course reserves material. This tool creates a single list of all the course materials you have requested for your class through the Library’s Course Reserves and Syllabus Service.
Where can I get more support?
How to Get Started
The Library Reading List application manages course reserves material reserved through the University of Toronto Library’s Course Reserve and Syllabus Service System. If you are using this service, it is recommended to add the Library Reading List navigation link to your Course Navigation menu. See more information on adding the navigation link.
How to Use This Tool
The Library Reading List application manages course reserves material reserved through the University of Toronto Library’s Course Reserve and Syllabus Service System. This Library Reading List tool creates a list of all the course materials which is integrated into a Quercus course shell. It combines electronic articles, ebooks, streaming media, print books, and scanned PDFs into a single comprehensive list that is easy to use.
In addition, instructors can set aside – i.e., ‘reserve’ – physical items such as books and DVDs in the Course Reserves/Short Term Loan sections of various libraries at U of T for borrowing. ‘
Students will be able to access their course lists through the Library Course Reading List application.
Instructor Course Reserves
Instructors can request material for their courses by submitting readings lists to the Library. Please consult the Course Readings and Reserves Support page for instructions.
Adding the Library Reading List Application to your Course
Add Library Reading List Application
to Your Course
After readings are added, library staff will notify you when the reading list is complete and provide instructions on adding the Library Reading List application to your Quercus course page.
Add the Library Reading List navigation link so that it appears in your Course Navigation menu in Quercus. The Navigation Link can be found and added to your course by the following steps:
- In your course menu, select “Settings” (at the bottom left corner).
- Select the “Navigation” tab (located at the top of the screen).
- Select and drag “Library Reading List” up from the list of hidden navigation items to the list of visible navigation items in the top half of this list. Place it where you would like it to appear in the Course Navigation menu.
- Save your change.
Students, teaching assistants, and instructors will now have access to the Library Reading List.
See Library Reading List in Quercus for more information.
Accessing Readings in the Library Reading List Application
The reading list will only appear for enrolled students and for a particular instance of a course.
Students and instructors can access a course’s reading list via the Library Reading List application within a Quercus course site’s navigation bar. Selecting this causes the reading list associated with the course to be displayed once library staff have created the list.
To enlarge your view, select the small icon (box with arrow) in the top right corner of the screen to open the application in a new tab within your window.
Uploading material to Quercus on your own?
If you are adding readings to Quercus yourself, review copyright resources for guidance. Upon request, the library will email you the PDF files of scanned journal articles or book chapters for you to post in Quercus.
Course Reserves Documentation
University of Toronto Libraries – Course Readings and Reserve Support- https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/copyright/course-readings-and-reserves-support
Video on Reading Lists
Overview of the Library Reading List tool