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Course Reserves Services

For Students

For Students

Students can access course reserves using their campus connect credentials for any course in which they are currently enrolled in from our Ares Course Reserves site. Image reserves are available in ARTstor​, and students can access materials from on campus, and from off campus using their campus connect credentials.  

If you cannot access Ares Course Reserves, fill out an Ares Troubleshooting Request form.

For questions regarding Ares Course Reserves, please email us or call the Access Services desk at (773) 325-7895 .

If you are accessing Ares course reserves but do not see reserves for a course in which you are currently registered, contact your instructor.

See more on using Ares with our guide: Students - How to use Ares Course Reserves

For Faculty

For Faculty

Ares Course Reserves

Ares Course Reserves allows instructors to place materials on reserve for a course, both in print or electronically, that is then available to students enrolled in a course.  This can even be integrated with D2L.  We have created a How to Get Started Using Ares Course Reserves Guide to assist faculty in adding citations to the Ares 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:

Term Deadline
Summer 2019  May 6, 2019
Autumn 2019 July 23, 2019
December Intersession 2019 October 21, 2019
Winter 2020 November 25, 2019
Spring 2020 February 16, 2020

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

Digitization of Audio and Video Content

Digital audio and video content can be converted from source material (DVD, VHS, CD, cassette, LP, etc.) and used in the Ares Course Reserves system. To request an item to be digitized, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to Ares Course Reserves
  2. Select your course
  3. Choose the streaming format from the available course reserve request options.

If you have any questions, please contact the Course Reserves Contact for your area. You can also review the How to Get Started Using Ares Course Reserves Guide that was created to assist faculty.

Digitization of Images for the Library's Image Reserves Collection:

Please visit the "Digitization for Projects and Course Reserves" page of the Library's Digitial Scholarship services.