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Creating Reading Lists

Reading Lists @ LSE

The Library supports the Reading Lists @ LSE system: this provides a simple and intuitive tool for teachers to compile, edit, and maintain reading lists while ensuring a consistent and helpful display for students.

For list editors, adding links and citations for books, journal articles, and online resources takes just a couple of mouse-clicks, and a drag-and-drop interface makes organising a list easy. By adding books to your list you’re also automatically notifying the Library that you would like us to acquire copies for the Course Collection. 

To start using Reading Lists @ LSE in your teaching, or if you’d like any help or advice, please contact us at library.teaching.support@lse.ac.uk.

Requesting textbooks

The Library attempts to acquire multiple copies of all essential textbooks and other key monographs used in teaching. These essential texts are kept in the Library's Course Collection and are for the use of LSE students and staff only.

To request books for the Course Collection you just need to add the title to a published Reading Lists @ LSE list and mark it as 'essential' – the Library will be automatically notified. Those books that are marked as 'background' readings are also purchased if we do not yet have a copy in the Main Collection.

If you aren't using the Reading Lists @ LSE system but require books to be purchased then you should contact your Academic Support Librarian with the details of the material you need.