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Course Reserves and Reading Lists

Course Reserves

Course reserves are learning materials instructors put together for their current courses. These books cannot be borrowed during the current semester.

You can search for course reserves in the Primo Knowledge Portal by selecting “only TU Course Reserves” from the drop-down menu. (Enter your instructor’s name and/or the seminar name as the search term). Instructors are sent a direct link to their course reserve in Primo, which they can then share with students, for instance in ISIS.

Course reserves can include:

  • Physical materials: These items are made available on site at the library and cannot be borrowed during the current semester.
  • Digital materials (e-books, e-journals, and accessible websites): These materials are linked in the course reserve list in Primo.

Putting materials on reserve

We are happy to make course materials available for your current classes.

Please send the citations you require via email. You can find the contact information for your subject area in How to put materials on reserve (items 13 and 14).

Course reserves in the Central Library are located in the Copy Center on the first floor. However, course reserves can be made available in all of our locations.

Leganto: New Tool for Creating Reading Lists in ISIS

Since the winter semester 2021/22, the Reading List Management System "Leganto" is available to all instructors at TU Berlin within ISIS.  

The tool offers the following features:

  • easy addition of titles from the knowledge portal Primo by drag and drop as well as of resources from other websites
  • simple and direct integration of full texts, videos and many other resources
  • submitting purchase requests for literature as well as scanning requests to the library
  • marking of books that are to be placed in a course reserve on site in the library
  • clear display of literature for students with direct links to full texts or display of library location as well as special instructions from the instructors for reading/use

If you have questions about using the tool, contact us at We will be happy to assist you.  

For more information, instructions, and for courses on Leganto, please visit our website.

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