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Faculty Guide to Library Services

Course Reserves

The Ares Course Reserve system allows instructors to make course materials available to enrolled students in one convenient place.

To place material on reserve, you can either:

  1. Login to the Ares Course Reserves system using your Gryphmail credentials / Single Sign On, or 
  2. Email with your request.

Learn more about Ares Course Reserves

Why use Ares Course Reserves?


  • Ares enables your students to access to a wide range of course material such as e-books, book chapters, journal articles. streaming media, websites, course notes, and your own copies of textbooks and other materials. 
  • Gives students an easy-to-use, customizable interface for viewing course reserve readings.
  • It's easy to reactivate (clone) course reserves lists used in previous semesters, or create completely new ones.
  • Ares can automatically notify students by e-mail when Reserve items become available.
  • You can view up-to-the-minute data indicating which items are being used by students.

Worry Free:

  • All course content submitted to Ares will be copyright cleared and any necessary copyright permissions will be obtained and paid for.
  • All content submitted to Ares will be made compliant with current accessibility standards, as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
  • All Ares content can be integrated into CourseLink (Desire2Learn).
  • Ares links to e-journal and e-book content are stable and accessible from off-campus.

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