Finding and Accessing Assigned Readings

There are several places where you may find assigned readings for your classes. Some assigned readings can be found in the eReadings and eReserves area of classrooms. Others may be integrated into the course content for a class.

The links below lead to information about how to find and access readings in these areas of your classroom.


Finding readings in eReadings/eReserves

To get to the eReadings/eReserves area of your classroom, first click on the Content link in the blue menu bar toward the top of your classroom:

Then click on the Course Resources link on the left-hand side of the page:

You'll then see a sub-menu, from which you can select either eReadings or eReserves. eReadings items are textbook chapters that were put in your classroom by UMUC Textbook Services, while eReserves items are journal articles and other supplemental material that were put in your classroom by the UMUC Library.

After making your selection, you'll see links in the center of your screen for eReadings and eReserves, as shown by the yellow highlighted areas in the image above. Use the links provided to access specific eReadings or to access the eReserves system.

Note that when you click on the eReserves link in the center of your screen, you'll be taken to a page that lists all eReserves items for your class. Items are sorted alphabetically by title by default, but you can click on the links at the top of each column in the table to sort by other criteria. For more information about eReserves, see How to Access eReserves (Students).


Finding readings in course material

If your assigned readings aren't available in eReadings or eReserves, they may be integrated into the course content for your class.

To check, click on the Content link in the blue menu bar toward the top of your classroom:

Then click on one of the links for your course material from the menu bar on the left-hand side of the page. In the image below, the Week 1 link was selected.

Once you've made a selection, a link to assigned reading material may then appear in the center of your screen, along with other course material. In the image below, assigned reading material is available from the Week 1 Learning Resources link (highlighted in yellow), but note that other classes may have a different name for the link. Note, too, that you may need to scroll down the page to see all of the course material and links.


Accessing Books24x7 readings

If you get an error message saying that you must log in through your library when you click on a link in your classroom to access a Books24x7 textbook, the following workaround should get you access to the book:

  1. First, go directly to the Books24x7 home page and log in with your MyUMUC credentials if prompted. Doing this will set a Books24x7 cookie in your browser.
  2. Next, click on the Books24x7 textbook link in your classroom. The link should now take you to the book.
  3. You can repeat this process if you get the error message again.

Please report the issue to your instructor, too, so that the problem can be fixed for your class and for future classes.

For more information, see Books24x7 Linking Issues.


If you have any questions about these instructions, please ask a librarian. If you're still unable to find your assigned readings after looking in the areas of your classroom discussed on this page, please contact your instructor.


Created August 13, 2015; updated October 4, 2016