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Library Course Materials

Why Use Library Course Materials in Canvas?

Library Course Materials (Leganto) is a tool that seamlessly integrates library materials into your course. 


  • Are you looking for new tools, resources, or materials for your course?
  • Are you interested in reducing the price of textbooks for students?
  • Do you have an assignment that requires students to find peer-reviewed articles or other materials?
  • Do you get complaints from students that the library is confusing?


If so, Library Course Materials is the tool for you! Start using it today!

See Library Course Materials (Leganto) in Action

The Library Course Materials Option is Efficient:

  • Easy to use.
  • Full integration of library materials in Canvas.
  • No need to deal with off-campus access or permalink maintenance - your material links automatically update in Leganto.
  • Course materials can be saved and reused in other courses or future semesters, providing an easy way to refresh your course content.
  • Lists can be created and shared across courses and/or among colleagues.

Benefits for Students:

  • Free alternative to high-cost textbooks.
  • Easy access – Library Course Materials lists are available in Canvas with mouse click. No multiple logins; no dead links!
  • Students can search for library content directly from your course. No excuses from students citing Wikipedia!

Benefits for Faculty:

  • Roll over course lists from one Canvas course to another.
  • Ability to engage and create annotations in Canvas.
  • Cite it option (Google Plugin).

Start using it now!

Enable Library Course Materials in your Canvas shell by clicking Settings, Navigation, and scroll down to enable. Don't forget to save! It will show up on your course menu, ready for you to get started!  Need help?  If so, reach out to us!