Processing Information

  • Faculty are strongly encouraged to submit reserve requests through Ares
  • Contact the Reserve Services department so your current and upcoming courses can be added
  • To ensure availability of books needed for course reserves, please submit requests early in the event books need to be recalled, missing or purchased
  • Submit electronic reserve requests with complete bibliographic information
  • Reserve Services cannot copy or scan materials that will not be used in Ares
  • At least 2-3 weeks is required for materials that need to be streamed


  • Copyright guidelines permit 20% of a work to be copied from a book and placed on electronic reserves
  • Some license agreements with electronic resources will not permit a pdf on electronic reserve.  If available, we will link to it directly. 
  • Reserve Services does apply Fair Use analysis