Ready to submit requests for readings you would like to place on reserve? Step-by-step instructions are listed below. Ares will display status information for each individual request as they are processed by reserves staff. 

Creating Reserve Requests: Step-by-Step

  • Login to Ares with your Carleton account.
  • Verify the list of your active courses for the current and upcoming term.  Report any errors or missing courses to Library Reserves. 
  • Select a course from the list  and review the course details located at the top of the page.
  • Click "Add Reserve Items" under Instructor Course Tools located on the left hand side column.
  • Choose one of forms that best applies to your material and fill in as much information as possible.
  • Select the method in which the material will be supplied.
  • Click "Submit Item".
  • Repeat for all reserve requests.

Note: Alternately, you can email your course reading list to Library Reserves.

With Ares you can:

  • Activate Ares in cuLearn for more convienient access by you and your students.
  • Cross-list your readings with another course you're teaching.
  • Create tags for easy organization of your readings, for example "week 1", week 2", etc.
  1. Select the reserve item from the Class Details page.
  2. Choose either Instructor tags and Personal tags. Instructor tags are visible for students in your course and personal tags are for your own use and and not visible to students.
  3. Enter your tags, for example to organize your readings by week (week 1, week 2, etc.).  Words and phrases used as tags should be separated by a comma.
  4. Click "Modify Tags" to save the list.
  • Review item usage to determine the number of times it's been accessed by your students.
  • Add a TA to assist you in placing materials on reserve for a particular course.