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Reading Lists

On 2nd May 2019 all published Reading Lists were successfully rolled over, so a draft 2019/20 version of all lists published last year is now available. These are not visible to students until published or a review requested.

  • If your module will be running again in 2019/20, check the draft, make any changes you might require, and “request review” to ensure it is visible to students. You can make further changes at any time, even after the list is published – the Library will be alerted to your change and can take any required action
  • In consultation with Chris Hughes and Gwen Van Der Velden, on behalf of the University’s Education Quality Committee, the 2019/20 guidelines for academics creating Reading Lists have been updated. Check out the new guidelines before creating your list

Please send your lists for next session to the Library as soon as you can. The sooner you are able to work on your lists and send them to the Library, the more likely we are to be able to ensure the resources are in place ready for your students to access them when they are needed. If you send your list to us after 31st July, we may not be able to fulfil your resource requests.


red, yellow, green traffic-light symbol2019/20 draft lists are now available. Updating/creating your list before 31 July gives the Library the best chance of ensuring the required readings are in place for the start of term.

New / reviewed lists received later in August / September will be processed as soon as possible but the Library is unlikely to have required readings in place for the start of term.

Most 2018/19 lists will be archived at the end of September.


Come along to a training session to find out more – bring your lists to work on and get help with updating, editing and customising your list.

Date Time Where
Thursday 5 September 10:00-11:00 am Library Training Room
Thursday 12 September 10:00-11:00 am Library Training Room
Thursday 19 September 10:00-11:00 am Library Training Room

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Contact us: the Reading List Team, readinglists dot library at warwick dot ac dot uk or your Academic Support Librarian for further help and advice.

The Aspire Reading List system enables you to create dynamic reading lists for your students, providing them with direct links to all reading materials. Aspire will improve the visibility of lists for students and provide a consistent approach across modules. Your lists will also be accessible to the Library allowing us to purchase materials and resource your module as necessary.

Benefits for academic staff

  • One port of call to notify the Library and request reading list items, including scanned material
  • Simple to create, manage and edit your list
  • Flexibility in your list structure
  • Allows you to link to any type of resource
  • Share your list easily with students
  • Reading list dashboard allows you to track engagement with your list
  • Integrates with Moodle or your module website

Benefits for your students

  • Consistent experience across modules
  • Clear guidance on reading expectations and importance
  • Ability to add their own notes and prioritise reading
  • Provides them with direct links to reading material
  • Frees time for independent searching
  • Readings are ordered in the right quantities

What the Library will do for you

  • Assist with the setup of your Reading Lists on Aspire
  • Check for new editions of textbooks, availability of ebooks, and check article links are working
  • Digitise chapters or articles if required
  • Provide full training and ongoing support