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Course Reserves and Reading Lists

Course Reserves

Course reserves are learning materials instructors put together for their current courses. 

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)

You can search for course reserves in the Primo Knowledge Portal by selecting “only TU Readings Lists / Course Reserves” from the drop-down menu. (Enter your instructor’s name and/or the seminar name as the search term). In addition, all course reserves are also available as Leganto reading lists. We will send instructors a direct link to their Leganto reading list, which they can share with their students, for instance in ISIS.

Information about Leganto can be found at the bottom of this page and in more detail here.

    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 any of the library locations listed below.

    Leganto: New Tool for Creating Reading Lists in ISIS

    The reading list management system “Leganto” is now available to all TU Berlin instructors as part of ISIS.  

    The tool offers the following features:

    • Easily add titles from Primo Knowledge Portal using drag and drop as well as resources from other websites
    • Easily and directly integrate full texts, videos, and other media
    • Send purchse requests for literature as well as scanning requests to the library
    • Flag books which should be added to the course reserves at the library
    • Clear overview of resources for students including direct links to full texts or a clear description of its location in the library; instructors can also add additional information for students about reading or using the resources. 

    If you have questions about using the tool, please send an email to leganto(at) We are happy to assist you.  

    Further information, instructions, and tutorials on using Leganto are available on our website.

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