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Online Library Reserve items will remain available in Ares as usual. The library is exploring delivery options for physical items places on Library Reserves

Course Reserves (ARES)

ARES is where professors can store copyrighted materials for class use.

Student Menu Log in to ARES with your Ship email address and Password. 

  • Your courses with ARES Reserves will be listed on your ARES homepage. 
  • If you do not see a course you expect, please
    • Search for your course(s), if you do not find it:
      Check your D2L course or ask your professor where to find the items.
  • Feel free to email for assistance.

Course Reserves

Loan Periods

How soon do I have to return Reserve materials?

Reserves items may be borrowed one item at a time. Reserves are first-come, first-served; we are unable to hold Reserves items for later pickup and cannot renew these items.

Loan periods

1. Three-hour loans

  • Only one item is loaned to an individual at a time
  • Item due at the Reserves Desk three (3) hours after check out
  • Items charged out less than 1 hour before building closing time will be due within two hours of the next opening time
    (becomes an overnight loan).

2. One-day loans 

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time the day after check out

3. Three-days loan

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time three (3) days after check out

4. Seven-days loan (graduate courses only)

  • Items due back to Reserves Desk before closing time seven (7) days after check out

Overdue Fines on Reserve Materials

  • Three-hour reserve (overnight loans): $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $100.00.
  • One, three, and seven-day reserve: $5.00 per day to a maximum of $100.00.

All fines are due and payable when the overdue item is returned. Payment by check, money order, or cash will be accepted. When a reserve item is overdue or reserve fines are charged against your record, you are blocked from further library transactions and a library hold is placed on your student record.

Note: All reserve transactions require presentation of a valid Shippensburg University I.D.