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Reading List Service

The Library's Reading List Service is a one-stop teaching support service for academic staff.

Our Service Will

  • Order required books/e-books
  • Prioritise your reading lists
  • Provide direct linking to the list from Canvas for your students
  • Request chapter and article digitisation

Find Out More

Bookmarking from the Library Catalogue

  • Go to the Library Catalogue
  • Search for your book
  • Once the book is located, click on the title to display the full book details
  • Click on the Talis Bookmark Extension you have installed

  • You will be automatically brought to the Bookmarking page in the Reading List System
  • Do a quick check of the bibliographic information to ensure accuracy (edit fields if necessary) 
  • If it an e-book, make sure that the Online Resource box is ticked
  • Click on Create and Add to List
  • Select your reading list from the drop-down menu that appears

  • Choose what section to add the book to and add notes for students at this point
  • Select if the book is for Student Purchase/Core OR Recommended.
  • Click on OK to finish

Install the Talis Bookmark Extension

  • Install the Talis Bookmarking Extension from the Chrome web store
  • Click Add to Chrome. A popup will appear confirming you'd like to add the extension to your browser
  • Click Add extension. You should now see the Talis logo appear alongside your other extensions (such as EndNote)
  • The first time you use this extension it will prompt you to select your institution - click the dropdown menu and select University of Galway from the list, then click Save
  • Finally click on the Pin icon to make the Talis extension icon visible on your browser bar

Linking from Canvas to a Reading List

See our tutorial Linking from Canvas to your Reading List or follow the instructions below. 

  • In Canvas, select Settings within each course 
  • Select Navigation
  • Locate the Reading list option (towards bottom of list) and then click Enable
  • Move the list link to an appropriate position within the Course Navigation and click Save
  • The Reading Lists link now appears in the main navigation menu
  • Click on the Reading Lists link
  • Search for the current reading list using the module code alone (delete the year e.g 2334-) and select appropriate list, click on Save
  • The reading list is now linked

Reading List Support & Online Tutorials

  • Our Reading List Guide provides a detailed overview of all elements of creating and managing your online reading list.‌
  • Our FAQs (page 13 of our Reading List Guide ) addresses several common questions
    • Example: Can I link a reading list to more than one module?  Can a reading list be shared by a number of lecturers? etc.
Online Tutorials:

Steps in Using the Reading List Service



Reading List Service

Tel: 091 49 2593