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Library Services

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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.

E-reserves request form

Professors may choose to place specific readings in online Course Reserves. ARES is where professors can provide controlled access to 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 librarian@ship.edu for assistance.

Fall 2021 Library Reserves

  1. Many “reserve” books have been purchased in electronic form, when available and financially possible.
    Check the library catalog for immediate availability online.
  2. If a reserve item is not available as an ebook, remote students may submit a request for up to 10% (or a chapter, if it doesn’t exceed 10%) of a work to be received digitally. If you need more than this, you should pursue options to purchase access to the textbook. Contact the bookstore with textbook questions.


Requesting Library Reserve Items

Ship students can request one chapter or up to 10% of the page-count of a book on reserve. Each student’s request must be handled as a separate scan request to comply with Copyright. Here are the details:

  • Log in to ILLiad (https://illiad.ship.edu/illiad/)
  • Create a profile if you don’t already have one (select “Hold for Pickup” as your delivery method)
  • Create a New Request for a Book Chapter    ILLiad new request, article, book, book chapter menu
  • Enter book information marked with red asterisks *
  • Enter Chapter information including page numbers (no page numbers means the request will be declined by ILLiad)
  • Enter anything else with a red asterisk *
  • Click Submit

These requests may take longer than usual due to high demand, plan ahead and make your request earlier than needed. When the email notification arrives: 

  • Go to ILLiad and log in
  • Select “Articles Received Online”
  • Click the Transaction number
  • Download the article and save it with an understandable file name

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.