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We provide a range of services for academic staff who are developing taught courses and support for enhancing your teaching practice. To discuss how we can support you please contact your Academic Support Librarian.

Our course toolkit will help you to plan course and teaching support:


Contact your Academic Support Librarian to discuss the support available to you when designing new or revising existing courses and modules

Discussion with your Academic Support Librarian will cover:

  • Existing information resources that can support the new course or module
  • Numbers of students and how this might impact access to resources
  • Costs of supporting new or expanded programmes where the Library does not have established subject collections
  • Support that may be required for different modes of delivery (for example by distance learning or delivery through partner institutions)
  • Library support for developing student information and research skills

Academic Support Librarians are able to meet external examiners, offer tours of the Library and learning spaces, and address any questions about library services and resources.

Search Library resources

Search Library Search or the Classic Catalogue to find books and journals available in the Library when putting together course reading. You can add items to a list as you search to generate a list of references which you can print, email, or export to a reference management system.

In addition your Academic Support Librarian can:

  • Provide lists of newly published titles for a particularly topic or subject area on request
  • Help you to stay up-to-date with new information sources in your subject area, for example by helping you to set up customised alerts via email or RSS feed
  • Advise on available online journals and databases in your subject and offer guidance on linking to resources via module websites or Moodle

Submit a reading list

We contact all departments early in the summer for any new and updated reading lists to be sent to the Library. Please ensure you have returned lists by the end of July in time to order new titles and editions for the new academic year. We encourage you to use Talis Aspire for your reading lists. Simply make revisions to your list in Aspire and click ‘publish’ and the Library will review your list.

Staff may also use the online suggestion form to submit a suggestion for purchase at any time. Please indicate if the text is required for a particular module.

Digitise short extracts for students on your course

We provide a scanning service allowing you to digitise book chapters or journal articles for module reading. This is particularly beneficial for required reading for modules with large numbers of students or for distance learning courses. See Course Extracts for more details about this service and the licences available. If you are using Talis Aspire, simply add a ‘note for the Library’ on your list to request a scan.


We provide a range of opportunities for students to enhance their learning and develop their skills. This may be through workshops delivered in modules, online tasks and activities, or self-guided learning. Aspects can include:

  • Finding, using, and critically evaluating information
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Information and reference management tools and techniques
  • Communicating, sharing, and presenting information

Find out more about how we work with departments to embed skills development into the curriculum. Contact your Academic Support Librarian for more information.

The Teaching Grid

Visit the Teaching Grid to discuss innovative ways of delivering your module and exploring technology enhanced approaches.

The Teaching Grid provides a flexible space for academic staff to experiment with innovative teaching methods and try out advanced technology. Sessions are supported by Teaching Grid Advisers. You are also invited to share your experiences of new techniques by submitting an article to the Warwick Innovative Teaching database.

Learning in the Teaching Grid

The Learning Grids

The Learning Grids are flexible, informal learning spaces available to all students and supported by the Community Engagement Team. They are equipped with computers, bookable presentation rooms and group working technologies. Find out how the Learning Grid supports teaching and learning.