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Course Reserves (Ares)

Login to the Course Reserve (Ares) system

The Course Reserve (Ares) system allows instructors to make course materials available to enrolled students.
Please note that during the provincewide shutdown, hardcopy print course reserves are not available. 

For students

  • Login to Ares to find materials for your courses.
  • Your instructor may also have made Ares course reserve materials available via CourseLink.
  • If you need access to course materials that are not currently available, please contact your instructor. 
  • During COVID-19, course reserve materials will be available in online formats whenever possible.  Hardcopy print reserve items will also be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis in the library. Physical reserve items may be borrowed on a 1 day (24 hour) loan. These items are due back 24 hours after they are borrowed. 
  • Some reserve titles are available on a 3 day loan.
  • If you borrow a course reserve item, please return it to the Ask Us Desk, not the book return bins.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours. Check items in Ares to find out the date that they will be available for loan again.

For instructors

  • Please place materials on course reserve through Ares or email libres2@uoguelph.ca.
  • Ares enables access to a wide range of course materials, from library-licensed content such as e-books, book chapters, journal articles and streaming media, to faculty-owned documents and openly available content on the internet.
  • All material posted in Ares is copyright and AODA compliant and is able to be directly integrated into CourseLink.
  • During COVID-19, we have attempted to acquire electronic versions of course reserve books whenever possible, however many titles are not available electronically due to publisher restrictions.
  • Hardcopy print books may also be placed on reserve and will be made available on a one-day loan to students who can pick them up in-person at the library. Some items may be placed on a 3 day loan, if requested by the instructor.
  • Hardcopy print reserve items will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return, so availability 

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