Library Support for Curriculum Planning and Development

The Liaison Librarian team provides a variety of support for the curriculum planning and development processes including: resource selection, using resources in teaching, developing reading lists, costings for library resources and embedding academic skills into modules by including Skills for Learning workshops in module teaching.

Please involve us from the early planning stages by contacting

Guidance is also available via the drop down menus below:

You may wish to use the following text to describe the Library in the ‘Student Support’ section of CSTs  -

The University Library is the key source of academic information for students. The Library provides access to a wide range of online information sources, including e-books, e-journals and subject databases as well as printed material. Study spaces are available in each of our libraries, including social, quiet and silent areas. In addition to our day to day ‘on campus’ support, please use our 24/7 online chat service Library Assist.

The University Library also provides students with academic skills support via the Skills for Learning programme. Students can attend workshops or ask for one-to-one help with topics such as academic writing and referencing. This support is available both on campus and online from Skills for Learning.

Alternatively, for courses where there are Partner Students, you may wish to use the following text -

In addition to the library resources available to you at your college you are also eligible to use the University’s Libraries.  This includes physical resources (print books and journals etc) and online resources (e.g. databases, journals and e-books), within the terms of the licences. For advice on using our library services and resources remotely, visit Students Based Off Campus.

Libraries also provide students with academic skills support via the Skills for Learning programme. Support includes online guidance, sign-up online workshops and booking for online 1:1 appointments.

Please include Library resources in the costings for new courses or new modules. Your Liaison Librarian will be happy to discuss further, including providing approximate costings –

Please be aware that students taught at partner institutions will not have access to some of our Library resources due to licensing restrictions. Further information is available here 

Please be aware that distance learning students, especially those based outside the UK, may not have access to some of our Library resources due to licensing restrictions. Further information is available here.

Guidance for linking to electronic resources (e.g. via Canvas) is available here

Please be aware that where you use any materials which have not been created by yourself, you will need to consider the copyright implications. Please see the Copyright guidelines and good practice for course materials, lectures and recorded lectures for more information. Due to the conditions of the licence agreements, e-resources are not always available for use outside the UK. Further guidance on staying within the law when creating online teaching materials is available via our Copyright pages.

For further support with using Library resources in your teaching, please see this page.

Module reading is provided to students through the Leganto Reading Lists system. Guidance for creating your module reading lists using Leganto, including tips for best practice, is available here. With the current focus on blended learning, essential reading should be available online, with digitisation (a legal scan) a useful option. Support is available via our Leganto User Guide. Please email if you would like support with using Leganto.

When compiling Leganto reading lists, you may wish to include the following webpage in addition to specific books and journals –

Subject Pages  - (this link can be amended to go to the specific resources for the relevant academic subject)

Please note that the Library is able to advise on diversifying reading lists. Please see  for further information.

Wolverhampton Online (HEP) Courses

HEP reading lists have a few differences to the usual module reading lists. This is due to the way HEP modules are funded. The following guidance covers the main differences module leaders need to be aware of when completing reading lists for HEP modules:-

To populate your HEP Leganto list, follow the link from the MST in eVision out to the Leganto reading list. If there is no link from the MST, please contact so that the reading list can be made available to you.

All materials must be accessible online so please contact the library to discuss options if you're unsure. Bear in mind that some e-books may have limited user licences, and that all readings, whether chapters, articles or webpages, should be available through the Leganto list to ensure copyright compliance.

Part of the HEP agreement we have in place is that the library will provide up to two key e-textbooks for the module, which we aim to obtain from our e-textbook supplier, Kortext. Please tag these as "Core" reading on the Leganto list (these Core tags are only used on HEP modules). 

The remainder of the list should be compiled using the usual Essential/Further/Topical reading tags. However, this material needs to already be available, in electronic format, through the Library's existing collection. You can also use open access items to supplement library resources but please be aware that some items from Google Scholar, ResearchGate and similar sites might not have the necessary licences for us to share them - please ask the Leganto team to verify the status of any external materials you would like to use.

 If there are one or two journal articles or book chapters that are not available online as part of our existing subscriptions we can try to source them as legal digitised copies. We can’t guarantee access but are happy to try. Please let us know the details asap so we can check on availability.

If you have any queries about your Leganto reading list, please contact

Please consider the potential for Skills for Learning involvement in new courses. This can be through classroom-based workshops within module teaching, or as additional support alongside modules. The Skills Development Manager and your Liaison Librarian will both be happy to talk through how the Library can support your students. Please see this page for further information.