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Library Services (Instructor)

E-Resource - Course Reserves

Leganto is within Brightspace and supports creating and managing course material reading lists. Instructors can build, maintain, and share resource lists that include all material types in a single list so that students can access all their course materials in one place. 

Students and faculty have access to course materials 24/7 through Brightspace.

Why use E-Reserves (Leganto)?

  • Reduced workload for instructors
    • Reading lists can be saved and reused across semesters
    • The ability to create multiple reading lists in draft form allows instructors to work at their own pace
    • Autonomy in developing, changing, updating, and saving course lists
    • Adding notes to help direct students to specific items
  • Easy to update and add material
    • Search the library's catalog and link directly to resources; no need to deal with off-campus access or link maintenance
    • Instructors can add non-library materials from other internet resources (PDFs, videos, newspaper articles)
  • Improved student experience
    • Centrally located course materials
    • Affordable, equitable access to library-purchased materials
    • The interactive platform increases student engagement
  • Other useful benefits
    • The My Collection folder 
      • store material that might be needed for course or research
      • students also have this item and can store material for their research/papers/assignments
    • Updates to lists are immediately available to the student

Tradition physical reserves vs E-Reserves

Traditional Reserves

  • Physical items from the library collection or Instructor's items
  • Housed in the library with a limited loan policy
  • Accessible during Library hours


  • Digital items found in or outside of the library collection
  • Everything is housed online
  • Accessible 24/7

For more information and how to use Leganto,

please visit the E-Reserves Library Guide. 

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