How to put course readings on reserve

There are 2 options for submitting course reading (reserve) lists:

  1. Complete the Ares reserve form located within the Ares system
    • You can view progress of your reading lists in Ares.
  2. Send your course reading list as a Word or PDF document to via email

Please note: If you indicate the weeks when the readings are scheduled, it will help the Library make required readings available for students at the beginning of classes

Submission dates

  • Reserve requests for electronic materials should be submitted by:
    • Fall term: July 15
    • Winter term: November 15
    • Spring term: March 15
    • Summer term: May 15
  • Please note that courses will be processed as expediently as possible on a first-come basis; however, course reading lists received at the beginning of term may take two weeks to process from the time received.

Loan periods for print course readings

Notice of temporary disruption of print course reading service

Disrupted service (due to COVID-19)
  • You choose the loan period for materials on reserve for your class. Possible loan periods are:
    • 3 hours (In Library use only)
    • 1 day
Alternative service
  • The Library will continue to scan up to 20% of a physical book or one chapter equivalent to 25%, subject to copyright guidelines
  • The scan can be available to your class through electronic reserves (Ares)
  • Instructions to use this alternative are on this page

Why should I put readings on electronic reserve?

  • Placing material on electronic reserve allows quick reliable access to course readings for an entire class in a centralized, easy to find location.
  • Any library materials that will be used by the whole class should be placed on reserve so all students have access.

What can/can't I put on reserve?

How do students find course readings?

End of term procedures

  • At the end of term, course material will not be left on an active Reserve list for the following semester unless notification is given.
  • If course material is to come off Reserve, photocopies and personal copies of books will be sent back to the departmental office. Library books will be returned to the shelves. Links to online material will be deleted.

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