DePaul University Libraries
Course Reserve Services

Ares Course Reserves

The library has moved to a new course reserves system, Ares Course Reserves. All current and future course reserves will be available in this system.

Login to Ares Course Reserves


Students can access course reserves for any course that they are currently enrolled in from our new course reserves site. To access reserves, login to with your campus connect credentials.

If you do not see reserves for a course you are currently registered for, contact your instructor. We have created a guide for students on how to use Ares and access reserve materials:
Students - How to use Ares Course Reserves


The Libraries offer full service for online and reserve shelf materials. Please provide a full citation for each item and select the course it is for in the Ares Course Reserve System and we do the rest.

We have created a How to Get Started Using Ares Course Reserves Guide to assist faculty in adding citations to the new course reserves system.

Material that is immediately accessible (i.e., owned by DePaul and not checked out) is usually available to students in 3 business days. If we need to order the material or recall it from a patron, it could take 2 weeks or more.

Please be aware that there is a severe bottleneck of requests in the first week of classes, so first-week requests should be submitted by these deadlines:

Summer 2014 May 12, 2014
Fall 2014 August 11, 2014
Dec Intersession 2014 November 3, 2014
Winter 2015 November 24, 2014
Spring 2015 February 27, 2015
Summer 2015 May 15, 2015

Please direct questions to your department or school's Course Reserves Contact.

Digitization of CDs and DVDs

Use the Streaming Request option within Ares Course Reserves to request an item be digitized.

CDs or DVDs can be digitized for an online or face-to-face Course. A library staff member will review the request for copyright compliance and forward an embedded code that can be placed in D2L. Please be advised that it can take up to four weeks for material to be ordered and digitized if the library does not own a copy.