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Leganto is Cardiff Met's reading list management system. It provides an efficient and easy way to compile and publish reading lists. Fully integrated with MetSearch and Moodle, it provides students with easy access to all course materials through a single interface

With Leganto, you can assemble materials of all types; physical & e-books, online or digitised book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, images, electronic resources and any other type of material, to create a flexible and interactive reading list.

A PDF version of this guide is available here and a helpful video on getting to grips with Leganto is available below:


Benefits for staff

  • Easy to use and allows you to include resources of different formats; from journal articles to physical books, ebook chapters and even multimedia 
  • Fully integrated with the library management system so you can include direct links through to material on MetSearch
  • Makes it easier to keep reading lists up-to-date and ensure the most recent editions are listed 
  • Analytics and reports are available to gain insight into usage of materials and adjust course content accordingly 
  • Allows you to provide digitised content in a way that meets the Copyright Licensing Agency's legal requirements

Benefits for students

  • Easy access to all course reading and materials in one place 
  • Directly accessible via Moodle 
  • Includes direct links to MetSearch, providing easy access to online resources directly from the list 
  • Gives information about how many print copies we have and where to find them in the library 
  • More opportunities for students to engage with their reading lists – students can suggest resources to add as well as being able to like resources, comment on lists and create their own

Benefits for the library

  • Strengthen the library’s involvement in, and contribution to, teaching and learning
  • Enables librarians to support academic staff in developing reading lists that make the best use of library collection
  • Ensures that the Library always has adequate copies of items on your lists 
  • Allows the library to make better informed purchasing choices Fully integrated with the library management system Reduced risk of copyright infringement