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Reading Lists: Introduction

What Are Reading Lists?

Reading Lists, powered by Adelphi University Libraries, is the next generation of course reserves and electronic reserves. With Reading Lists, you can assemble materials of all types—physical books*, ebooks, digitized book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, newspaper articles, websites, and any other type of material—to create a structured, comprehensive list of readings for your course. You can build a resource list by yourself or collaborate with others, such as colleagues or librarians. Reading Lists connects to Moodle and Adelphi University Libraries' OneSearch, making it simple for students to access all of the materials you’ve selected.

*Physical reserves are limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Why Use Reading Lists?

  • All Materials in One Stop
    • Include all kinds of material types from all sources in one list – easy for students to find right from Moodle!
  • Easily Create & Modify Lists
    • Search the Libraries' resources, add from web content and upload our own files. Organize your list for structure & context.
  • Connect with Students (COMING SOON!)
    • See where students are engaging with your choices and, if you like, enable discussions & let them suggest additional content.
  • Support and Collaboration from the Libraries at Every Step
    • We help you make sure the materials are available to students at no cost with no access restrictions or broken links. Our staff are ready to digitize print material for you, subject to copyright restrictions. Our faculty librarians can even help find hard to locate material.
  • Seamlessly Transfer Lists between Semesters
    • Create your list now, then easily duplicate it next term making adjustments as you go.

Instruction on Using Reading Lists

Please see the Video Tours & Helpful Links tab for video tutorials on how to use Reading Lists.  Provided by Professor James Cho, Catalog and Metadata Strategies Librarian and Ms. Allison McFarlane, Manager of User Services.  If you would like to have a personal in-person training after having viewed the tutorials please contact Professor Cho at