Faculty and students in University College and other non-Blackboard users who need to access ARES do not have the authentication and enrollment features Blackboard provides. Direct access to ARES here is reserved for you and your students.
Reserves is encouraging electronic submissions of requests through ARES or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will still take materials that are dropped off at the Lending Desk for processing.
To ensure the quickest fulfillment of your requests, please consider the following:
Submit your requests early.
Provide full bibliographic citations and include call numbers if you know them.
Be aware of our copyright guidelines - we are unable to post e-reserves over 20% of any print book or more than two articles from a single print issue of a journal.
Our preferred method for e-reserves is to link to items in our collection instead of PDFs (if available).
Return any items checked out to you so library staff can process them for your course.
For reactivating requests for E-Reserves, please email email@example.com. In your email request, please include the course number, code, and quarter in which your E-Reserves were last used, as well as the course number, code, and quarter for which you wish them to be reactivated.
Itemized requests are available in ARES for E-Reserve, Physical Reserve, and DU CourseMedia. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org is also an option, especially for Physical Reserve items and DU CourseMedia requests. Screenshots for ARES are available in our Faculty Reserve LibGuide.
ARES is the current system housing your courses’ electronic reserve items. We started with E-Reserves, and we expect to add Physical Reserves and Course Media features as well, allowing you to be able to monitor the statuses of all your Reserve items in one place.
ARES uses your DU ID and password (the same as used for WebCentral) for authentication. No more extra course passwords to remember!
Want more? View FAQs and Screenshots at our Libguide