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Reading List by Leganto

Create Reading Lists using Leganto. Leganto integrates electronic articles, streaming media, digitized content, physical materials, and more into a single list so students can access all their course materials in one place.

Reading List by Leganto Instructions

  1. Create a new list 
  2. Associate your reading list to a course
  3. Organize and add content to your reading list. Organize your reading list by weeks. Search library books, articles, videos, and other materials to add to your reading list 
  4. Publish your reading list and when to send your list to the library 
  5. Adding Collaborators. Owners can give collaborators the right to edit or manage a list. Collaborators can also make a duplicate of the list so that they can use it and edit the list to make it their own.

Please see the step-by-step instructions below 

Create a new list

1. Select New List 

2. Enter the Title of the Course

3. Enter Course Description

4. Select Create 





After you create your new reading list, complete the following:

1. Edit your list to change the start and end date that the list will be available to students. (If no date is entered, the list will not open to your students.) 

2. In order for students to view the reading list in the course canvas module, a course must be associated to your reading list. (See directions below) 

Associate your Reading List to a course

After you create your reading list, Leganto will ask you to Associate to course. If you select NOT NOW, please remember to associate to course before the start of the semester. 

Search course by instructors last name, a course ID (ARTH 126), or course number (28631)  


To update or change course association:  

1. Select the three dots ... on the top navigation bar 





2. Select Manage Course Association

Search for course by course ID or course number

Organize and add content to your reading list


Organize Reading Lists by Sections

1. Create a new section 

2. Title section, for example, Week 1 Readings 

3. Provide a description for section

4. (Optional) Decide when to make readings available by calendar 

5. (Optional) Import your references from a RIS (Refworks), Bibtext, References, or Folder (see instructions to import references)

6. Create your section 

Add content to your reading list

1. You can search for library materials in Leganto to add to your reading list sections. 

2. Click the blue Add Items + button to gain access to this feature.

3. To the right of your section, select Library Search to search within the libraries collection, Blank form to add unique items such as book chapters or online materials (OER, youtube videos, etc), Collection for materials that you have curated in the Reading list by Leganto platform, or to upload a file from your desktop.

You can search for items by title, author, or by keyword. 



Add using OneSearch

A reading list must be created before you can add content using OneSearch. 

Sign in to your library account using your SJSU ID and SJSUOne Password before searching.

When you find a resource you would like to add, click on the resource to access the menu, then select Leganto.

Add the item to your collection or a specific reading list. If you select a reading list, then you will also have to specify a section within the reading list. Then select Add to Reading List



Publish your reading list and When to send your list to the library for review

Publish your List

When you're ready for students to view the reading list, click Publish on the top menu or from the ellipsis menu in the upper left-hand corner of the site. 












When to send your list to the Library

If you need help with copyright clearance or to add a physical copy to course reserves,

(Please contact your librarians or contact Ashour Benjamin for help with sending copyright materials or adding items to course reserves).

Send your reading list to the library for review by selecting Library Review on the top menu bar or Send to Library by clicking the ellipsis menu to the left of your section.




To send a message to the library

  1. Go into the reading list that they need help with...
  2. Select Library Discussion
  3. Add the text and submit a comment  

Adding Collaborators

Adding Collaborators to your Reading List

When you associate your course with several sections. The instructors for each section will automatically be added as a collaborator and as an instructor.

You can also add additional collaborators. This can be useful if you would like to share your list with another instructor. There will also be times when you need to add a librarian or library staff to your list to conduct copyright clearance (please see copyright clearance tab for more information) or add new materials that have not been added to the library catalog OneSearch. 



If you would like to add an instructor, staff, or librarian to your list, select the arrow to expand the Collaborators tab. Please add your librarian if you are going to request copyright clearance or request the library to purchase a new book for your course. 

Select Manage Collaborators




Enter names or email addresses and send an invitation to your collaborators. They will be notified via email. After a collaborator has been added. The list manager can have collaborators access to edit list or manage list.