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Reading Lists Online: guide for academic staff

2020-21 Reading lists

Your 2020-21 reading lists have been uploaded into RLO (Reading Lists Online) and are visible to students now. 

It is particularly important this year for you to revise your lists to include predominately ebooks rather than books only available in printed format, to support the hybrid model of delivery. For hints and tips on amending your lists to include more online resources see:, remember to check that any links to websites and journal articles on your lists still work as Library staff do not check these.

Your lists will only be checked by Library staff for new editions etc. if you login to RLO and publish your lists again.  Therefore please follow the instructions below and publish your Semester 1 lists as soon as possible (your Academic Librarian will send you a reminder to publish your Semester 2 modules in December).

You must publish the list even if no changes are required (if the 2020-21 list is prefixed with Subject to Approval or Subject to Review wait until the prefix has been removed by Library staff before publishing the list).  

Updating your lists has many benefits: 

  • Advance funds - It is especially important that reading lists for undergraduate students are up to date so students can spend their Teesside University Advance funds wisely.  
  • Accessibility – Prioritising ebooks and online resources reflects the new hybrid model, and removing out of date items ensures resources are relevant. 
  • Availability - The earlier you publish your lists the quicker the Library will be able to order new resources and updated editions.