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TRU Library Launches Course Reading List Service

  Posted on: August 31, 2020

Effective immediately the TRU Library is launching a Course Reading List Service.  This new service will allow instructors and students to have one single online access point for course reading materials while assuring copyright compliance.

  1. What is the TRU Library Course Reading List Service?

Using the Course Reading List Service, faculty and instructors can add, edit, and customize course reading lists. This service functions like a digital course-pack, and is accessible, free and available to students 24 hours a day. The reading list can be easily integrated into a Moodle course but also resides on the Library Reserves listing where students can browse the course reading lists by course name and number, instructor, and broad subject area. To see examples, go to

2. How can the TRU Library help me?

Through the Course Reading List Service, the library can support faculty and instructors by:

  • Providing links to physical items in the Library Reserve collection. Beginning September 7th, physical copies of materials and equipment will be available for student pickup at a Reserve/Hold Pickup Desk located on the main floor of the House of Learning between 10am and 6pm Monday through Friday. Reserves can be set for 24- or 72-hour loan periods. Equipment is loaned for 7 days.
  • Providing the necessary permalinks to licensed TRU Library electronic resources including ebooks, ebook chapters, streaming video, and ejournal articles
  • Scanning and uploading parts of print books and journal articles provided required sections meet TRU fair dealing guidelines
  • Scanning and uploading any information that you have personally created for student use (i.e. test solutions, drawings, notes, etc.)
  • Incorporating links to Internet resources and Open Education Resources (OERs)

The Library can also support faculty and instructors with:

  • When possible, purchasing ebooks or streaming video in support of course reading lists
  • Assisting instructors in identifying OERs in support of course reading lists
  • Requiring TRU EZProxy or Moodle login and password for material to be accessed.  
  • Releasing Course Reading Lists by a specified date or adding additional password protection (e.g. for test solutions or other information restricted to only those registered for the course) 
  • Reusing and rechecking Course Reading List links for accuracy every term 


  1. How does the Course Reading List Service Work?

To submit your reading list or reserve items to the library, use the online form. You can upload a syllabus and/or reading list in any citation style. We will assist you with resource recommendations, checking accessibility, and posting materials.  Once the reading list or reserve item has been processed by Library staff they will notify you. Details on how to integrate the reading list into your Moodle course are available here.

If you have additional questions about the Course Reading List Service, contact your subject librarian or email us.


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