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Course Reserves for Instructors (Ares)

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. Create a course reserve in Ares using your GuelphHumber Email credentials / Single Sign On
  2. Submit a Library electronic reserves request and Library print reserves request.

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Course Reserves (Ares) FAQ

Q: Why should I use Ares?


  • Ares enables your students to access 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.

Q: Can I add Humber Libraries or University of Guelph library material in print and electronic format to Ares?

Yes, you can add electronic and print materials:

Electronic Reserves

  • Guelph Library electronic items such as e-books, articles, streaming videos and more. These can be added to Ares from the University of Guelph Library system called Omni.
  • Humber Libraries electronic items such as e-books, articles, streaming videos and more. These can be added to Ares course reserves system.

Print Reserves

  • Humber and Guelph-Humber print books to the print reserves collection using Ares. When your students search for their course textbook it will inform them that the print item is located at the Humber Libraries Circulation (Reserves) desk.

You can add items in two ways:

Q: How do I place materials on reserve for my course?

Instructions are available on how to use the ARES course reserves system. Alternatively, you can contact us for assistance at

Q: How can I import Ares course reserves into my CourseLink site?

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