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Course Reading Lists: Home

This guide is designed to help you understand and navigate your course reading lists.

Welcome to the Course Reading Lists guide

The Library and Information Service welcomes you to Course Reading Lists and encourages SU lecturers / facilitators of courses to take advantage of and implement this online tool that supports the creation and management of course reading / resourse lists in SUNLearn.

Benefits for facilitators of courses

  • Save time managing diverse course resources in a single reading list within SUNLearn.
  • Students understand your expectations when you tag items as essential or recommended or add notes to resources with details about the resource or your expectations.
  • Understand how students engage with course materials by accessing the comprehensive usage analytics available for each resource​.
  • Take advantage of integrated library support by sending lists to the Library for review.
  • Course Reading Lists add additional value to SUNLearn by improving teaching and learning effectiveness, promoting student success​ and simplifying access to course materials.

Benefits for students

  • Students access their reading lists in a structured and standardised format from within their course in SUNLearn.
  • Students can interact with their lists, marking citations as read and liking those citations which they enjoy. They can view upcoming due dates, partake in student discussions and report broken links to the Library.

Contact your Library

SU Library

Heidi Herandien
Christo van Wyk 
Tel: +27 21 808 4380

Medicine & Health Sciences

Tracey Louw
Tel: +27 21 938 9492

Engineering & Forestry

Natashia Arendse
Tel: +27 21 808 4604

Riaan Moses
Tel: +27 21 808 3542


Sonette le Roux
Tel: +27 21 808 2337

Esmeralda Tarentaal
Tel: +27 21 808 2347


Theresa Jooste
Tel: +27 21 808 3252

USBL (Bellville Park Campus Library)

Lizanne Botha 
Tel: +27 21 918 4274

It's time to love Reading Lists

Training needs or technical issues?

Contact the Manager: Digital Library Systems for any technical issues you face or should you require individual or group training for your department / faculty.

Need help? Ask a Librarian


"I am really enjoying using the course reading list, it has been working really well for me and my students." DR LOBKE STEYN, LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

"Our SUNLearn tends to be very cluttered. We were looking for something that can be easy to find, easy to add and to update during the semester." MS ANRIA VAN ZYL, SENIOR LECTURER, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

"I've found the use of reading lists very useful. It is a convenient way to organise learning material. It makes the material readibly available to students." DR ERIC MASHIMBYE, LECTURER, GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

"Ek [het] nogal ‘n beter idee van studente se leesgedrag by wyse van die interaktiewe biblioteek-leeslys!" [I have a better idea of students' reading behaviour by means of the interactive library reading list!] MS KARLIEN CONRADIE, LECTURER, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

"If you link directly to a source, you don't have to get copyright clearance which is awesome." MS ANRIA VAN ZYL, SENIOR LECTURER, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

"Cite It! is a very convenient, easy and fast way to add resources". DR ERIC MASHIMBYE, LECTURER, GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

"Tags are very helpful. Students can clearly see the essential stuff, what I recommend for their use." MS ANRIA VAN ZYL, SENIOR LECTURER, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY