Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Purdue University Purdue Logo Purdue Libraries

Course Reserves - Library Reading Lists

Learn about the Library Reading List tool, how it integrates with Brightspace, and how you can create your own.

Material Availability

Material that is immediately accessible (i.e., owned by Purdue and not checked out) is usually available to students in 3 business days. If we need to order physical material, it could take 2 weeks or more. Most likely longer because of current delays in shipping.

Please be aware that if you do not send the requests at least a month in advance, there is no guarantee that the material will be available the first-week of classes.

Contact Information

Please send any questions, issues, or requests to our email

Email: reserves@purdue.edu

What are Library Reading Lists?

Library Reading Lists are an online application that supports the creating and managing of course reading within Brightspace. Watch the video from Ex Libris about Library Reading Lists (Leganto) to learn more!

Library Reading Lists

Instructors are encouraged to take advantage of our Library Reading List tool for course reserves (example below), integrated with Brightspace.  Our priority is to provide DRM Free electronic materials. We will purchase print materials if electronic is not available. 

All Library Reading Lists are subject to copyright (see copyright tab for more information).

Getting Started

To get started, you can select Step 1 Add a Module and start from there. You can also email your resource list to reserves@purdue.edu. Please include the semester, course name, and instructor's name. Please send any questions to reserves@purdue.edu.

Example of a Library Reading List

Screenshot of a Library Reading List