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Reserves for Faculty

How to place eReserves and give your students access

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

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 timel
  • Item are due at the Reserves Desk three (3) hours after check out.
  • Items are charged out less than 1 hour before building closing time will be due within one hour of the next opening time (becomes an overnight loan).

2. One-day loans 

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

3. Three-days loan

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

4. Seven-days loan (graduate courses only)

  • Items are 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.