Leeds University Library

Reading lists and recommended texts

Create or update your reading lists

Use the Reading Lists tool on Minerva, the new Portal and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to create or update your module reading lists for the next academic year.

Make sure you do this by the end of July at the latest so that material is ready for the start of teaching.

We can purchase new items if needed and link them to your list, digitise extracts from print copies to maximise access, or put copies into the High Demand Collection on 4-hour loans.

Your reading list in the Minerva will appear in the Module Catalogue, and on the Library website.

How to use the reading lists tool

Take a look at our step-by-step guides on how to create, add to and manage your reading lists on the Minerva.

We recommend that you also check the Minerva blog for information about any current technical issues.

If you need further advice or support, please email the reading lists team.

Manage your lists during the year

You can update your reading list or ask us to purchase new items at any time throughout the year.

Please allow six weeks from when you make your request to the item appearing on the Library shelf. Items that come from overseas, or which are only available second hand, can take longer.

We base purchase decisions on the number of students on a module and the priority that the book has on the reading list.

Student texts are regularly checked and stock-edited to maintain their relevance to courses.