Using the Library Reading List in Canvas

Tips for UTSA faculty on using Library Reading List to manage course readings

Current Courses

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

Login to Canvas > select  a course > select Library Reading List on the left menu. 

Click plus sign in Canvas  > 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.

Blank form example

Indicate your preferred Type, e.g. e-book vs. book, video, etc. If you want, add a Student Note for your students. Click Add.

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

Future Courses

If your course is not yet loaded in Canvas, 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.