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Course Reserves Services

For Students

Students can access course reserves using their campus connect credentials for any course in which they are currently enrolled in from our 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 the Course Reserves system, fill out a Course Reserves Troubleshooting Request form.

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

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

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

For Faculty

The Course Reserves System 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 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
December Intersession 2022
October 17, 2022
Winter 2023
November 21, 2022
Spring 2023 February 13, 2023
Summer 2023
May 1, 2023
Autumn 2023
July 17, 2023

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 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 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.


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