Leganto and Closed Reserve (also known as Course Reserves) are services that facilitate student access to course reading materials.
Leganto is the Library's Reading List service, and is used by both Academics and Library staff to manage and process course readings through a web-based service that is integrated with the Library's management system. The service makes reading material available to students whilst helping the University meet its obligations under the Copyright Act 1968 (C'th). Leganto can be used for important readings that are either not available electronically from the Library or are only available in print. If you scan or save copyrighted material, you must use Leganto to make it available in Blackboard.
Previously the Library used a central repository in Blackboard called eReserve, however from June 2022, all scanned documents are now uploaded through Leganto by academics.
A restricted access collection in each campus Library for high demand books, as nominated by the Course Coordinator. Books can be borrowed for up to 2 hours. Overnight loan is available 2 hours before closing time - books must be returned within the first hour of opening on the following day.
Only Academic Staff can request items be added to Closed Reserve or Leganto. If students notify us of a text they think should be in Closed Reserve, we will contact the relevant Course Coordinator about submitting a request.
The Library has a support guide available to assist academics in creating their Leganto Reading Lists.
This guide provides step by step instructions on how to create a list and add all types of materials. Click on the link below to visit the guide.
Contact eReserve@nd.edu.au to follow up on the progress of requests or if you require further assistance.
Any copyright related questions can be directed to the Copyright Officer.
Print books can also be added to your Leganto Reading List using the instructions in our guide linked further below.
Alternatively, you can follow these instructions to submit individual text requests
Please note the following:
Eligible staff and students can request access to resources that the Notre Dame Library doesn't have in order to support their teaching, learning, and research.
Scanned copies of journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and more.
Loans of items (typically books) from other Australian libraries.
The following students and staff are eligible for this service:
You must also have an unencumbered Notre Dame Library account.
If you require further assistance or would like to request a renewal, please contact the team on your campus:
The Library welcomes book and film recommendations from students and staff. Contributing to the development of the collection in this way helps to ensure it meets your teaching, learning, and research needs.
If you would like to recommend a journal subscription or other resource type, please email your Research Services Librarian.
All staff and students can recommend resources for the Library collection on their campus.
Follow instructions at the links below. Before submitting a request, search FiNDit to see if the resource is already available.
A Librarian will review your recommendation and notify you of the outcome if you wish. Please note, electronic format is the preference for book purchases.