Requesting books for your teaching

 

Aspire Reading lists

Libraries use your Aspire reading list to inform purchasing decisions. Your list will tell us how many students will using the resources, how many modules are using the same resources and therefore how many copies we should buy. We don't aim to have enough copies for each student to have a copy. If students will need to refer to a title throughout a semester or course please ensure it is available as an e-book or if only in print advise your students to purchase their own copy.

 

Our offer to you:

  • We aim to purchase a copy of each Key or Recommended title on your list
  • Where available we will purchase e-books over print books to guarantee accessibility
  • We will investigate the options to digitise key chapters and articles for linking to your list
  • Where an e-book is available we will reduce the number of print copies purchased
  • Print only titles will be purchased to the following ratio: 
Type of reading as indicated on reading list
Numbers of copies purchased*
Key
1 per 10 students
(max 10 copies)
Recommended
 
1 copy
Further
 
1 copy **
(Not guaranteed)
Out of print titles
1 copy **
(if available at an acceptable price and condition)

 

*the exact number will be decided based on the number of students, likely usage, budget and space.  

 ** at any of the site libraries

What we need from you:

  • A minimum of eight weeks to process your list
  • Full bibliographic details of each title
  • Numbers of students expected to take the module
  • Full module title and code
  • Indication of the importance of each title; is it key, recommended or further reading

Suggestions on what makes a good reading list and how to get the most out of Aspire are here

 

Course packs

Academic staff wanting to create a printed course pack, please contact Reprographic Services