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Reading Lists and Course Reserves: Home

This guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use the Reading List tool.
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What is the Reading List Tool?

The Reading List tool helps course instructors to easily create and manage reading lists for their students that can be embedded into OAKS.  Reading lists can be used to manage both electronic and physical course reserves.

  • The Reading List tool provides College of Charleston instructors with the ability to create online reading lists using the Leganto reading list software created by Ex Libris.
  • A wide variety of materials can be added to reading lists, including:
    • Physical library materials, such as books and dvds can be added to reading lists and held on reserve for student use.
    • Electronic library materials, such as journal articles and ebooks, can be added to reading lists and embedded into your OAKS course.
    • Any outside resource with a web address can be added to a reading list, including websites, PDFs, videos, podcasts, and more.




Additional features

  • Reading Lists can be accessed via your course in OAKS
  • Items on a list can be filtered by resource type or priority
  • Lists can be exported to word or PDF documents in a variety of citation styles
  • Statistics on reading list usage are available to instructors

Create a Reading List that links to online and physical library materials, websites, pdfs, and more! 

Create a Reading List

Instructors can easily put physical items on Reserve at the Access and Instruction Desk using the Reading List Tool.

Physical Reserves
  • The Reading List tool helps us make better informed purchasing choices, based on information gathered via the service. 
  • Especially since COVID-19, essential readings should be available to students online.