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Reading-lists Management System (Talis Aspire)

  • Service Group: Help, Support, and Policy Service
  • Users: Staff, Students

Service Description  

Reading-lists Management System, delivered through the Talis Aspire service, was launched by the Library in summer 2011 as a web-based system designed to manage course reading lists and to facilitate access to the resources listed in them through a single online application. 

It is available to QMUL staff and students at

  • It gives academics the ability to create, manage, and maintain lists using simple drag and drop functions, and to make these lists available to students;
  • It provides students with easy access to relevant lists, and to materials on those lists, through links to the Library catalogue, electronic books and journals, and other resources;
  • It allows Library staff to review lists, acquire materials to resource these lists, and ensure that materials are accurately described and discoverable.

The system is designed to improve communication between academics and the Library with respect to reading list materials and to improve student satisfaction in terms of resource availability and accessibility, in line with QMUL objectives.

How to access:

How to request this service

Self-service: Service Desk

Lead time

Agresso related requests should be made 5 working days in advance


There is no cost to the user for this service, but it is a role based service so will need local approval prior to requesting access.


Hours of Service: 24/7/365
Supported Monday to Friday 8am–6pm (excluding bank holidays and university closure days).


Contact the IT Service Desk
Call: +44 (0)20 7882 8888
Visit: Queens’ Building, Room W209, Mile End
Self-service: Service Desk

Dependent service

This service is dependent on Infrastructure Services

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