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Course Reserves for Instructors (Ares)

We are currently accepting submissions for course reserve materials. Please login to Ares, the library’s course reserve system, to place materials on reserve OR contact to request course materials be added to Ares.

Update: The borrowing of physical material is not available at this time. We will be taking guidance from the College and Public Health regarding the reopening of this service. Please check back often for updates.

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

  • Many course reserves items are available online.
  • Items in the print reserve collection can typically be borrowed for 2 to 4 hours at a time (based on instructor preference) for in-library use at the Humber North campus library.
  • If you borrow a course reserve item, please return it to the Humber Libraries North campus Circulation (Reserves) desk.

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.
  • All course content submitted to Ares will be copyright cleared and any necessary copyright permissions will be obtained and paid for. Learn more about Copyright.
  • 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.
  • Ares links to e-journal and e-book content are stable and accessible from off-campus.
  • 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.

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

Yes, you can!

  • You can request to add Humber Libraries electronic items such as e-books, articles, streaming videos and more. These can be added to Ares from the Humber Libraries system called Discover.
  • You can add or request to add 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.
  • You can add or request to add 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.

To submit a request or for more information email

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?

Q: Where can I learn more about e-books and course reserves?