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Van Pelt Library Course Reserves for Instructors: Course Reserves Made Easy!

Streamline your Course Reserves requests in our electronic interface

Our Course Reserves software - Ares - works in partnership with your Canvas page to gather all your physical and electronic course reserves in one interface for ease of use by students.

You, or your course proxies as designated in Canvas, can submit requests.

Access Ares through your Canvas page to submit requests for books, articles and book chapters, DVD's and streaming video and more!

Screenshot of reserve options

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