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Faculty Services

Reserves Overview

For Fall 2021 the library will "soft-launch" an optional new Library Reserves service. Items listed in the Ares Library Reserves will be available as usual. For more detailed information about library Reserves and Copyright, follow the links immediately below:

Faculty Requests to add Course Reserves 

**The library will be transitioning to LibGuides reserves software for Summer/Fall 2021. Contact the circulation desk for more information. libcirc@ship.edu, or 717-477-1461.

Submit a reserves request via the E-reserves request form

Please use the Ask Us Anything email form for assistance with specific questions.

Databases vs. eReserves

The library licenses access to articles in over thirty thousand (30,000) journals. If an article is available in a library database, link directly to the article from your D2L course shell (except for Harvard Business Review articles).

Linking to journal content directly through licensed library databases absolves you of responsibility for copyright compliance for the linked content and absolves the university of potential liability for copyright infringement of that content.

Reserves Desk

Reserves Desk Items

  • Library-owned items that normally can be charged out, e.g.
    • General Collection books
    • DVDs
    • videocassettes
    • compact discs
    • etc.
  • Books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, etc. supplied by a faculty member

Materials Not Accepted for Reserves Desk

  • Photocopied material that does not comply with copyright guidelines
  • Consumable materials, such as workbooks, exercises, test booklets, etc.
  • Entire issues of a periodical
  • Interlibrary loan items
  • Entire bound volumes of a periodical, unless approved by a Reference Librarian
  • Reference Collection items, unless approved by a Reference Librarian

Ares Reserves

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

To get your students from D2L to your ARES Reserves, add this URL into your course:

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

  • You can create new courses or clone old courses in ARES Reserves
  • Your courses will be listed on your ARES homepage after you create or clone them for the current semester
  • If you do not see a course you expect, please
    • Make sure you already Cloned or Created your Course(s) for this semester, then
    • Switch to Student mode
      • Search by Instructor for your course