Using the Library Reading List Tool in Blackboard

Tips for UTSA faculty on using this self-service tool to manage course readings

New Items for Courses in Blackboard

Use Blank Form to request new items not owned by the library in any format.

Login to Blackboard > select  a course > select Tools on the course menu > select Library Reading List Tool.

Create a Reading List > click add items  > select a Blank Form. 


blank form



Fill out the Blank Form or upload a file. Please note that depending on your screen size and resolution, you may have to scroll down to view the entire Blank Form.

Indicate your preferred Type, e.g. e-book vs. book, video, etc. Add a Public Note for the library staff, e.g. I prefer streaming media. Click Add.

fill out the blank form

Turnaround time varies from one day to several weeks. To ensure items will be available to your class on time, submit requests as early as possible. Once your request has been received, the Libraries team will explore access options and acquire if available, communicating with you throughout the process. Questions? Email

New Items for Future Courses

If your course is not yet loaded in Blackboard, please contact to request new materials not owned by the Libraries. Streaming media and some books / e-books require additional processing time and may take several weeks to get. Please submit your request as far in advance as possible to ensure timely access for your students. The Libraries team will communicate with you throughout the process.