Faculty Course Reserve Services

Course Reserves

Placing Hard Copy and Electronic materials on Reserve at Paley Library

Guidelines and Limitations

Books will have a 3 hr Library Use Only loan period.

DVDs/VHS will have a 4 hr Library Use Only loan period. Viewing stations for DVDs/VHS (including PAL and international formats) are available in Media Services.

Hardcopy materials not owned by Temple Libraries will be purchased. For scanning, materials will be acquired through E-ZBorrow or ILLiad. Please plan accordingly, as it can take time to order and process new items. Also, please be aware that films go out-of-print and rights issues may prevent films from being available.

The library will not purchase e-books for course reserves, but will link to e-books we already own. Usage restrictions may apply.

Journal articles and book chapters are placed on electronic reserve, via a weblink or pdf. Text recognition is run on PDFs via Adobe, however, to ensure full ADA compliance you must contact the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and/or Disability Resources and Services.

Instructors' personal materials may be placed on reserve, provided they comply with copyright law. These items will be marked with labels and barcodes and will sustain more than your average wear and tear. While the library makes every effort to ensure that instructors' personal materials are not stolen or damaged, this does sometimes happen. Temple University Libraries cannot be responsible for the replacement or compensation of lost or damaged material.

Items are automatically removed from reserve at the end of each semester.

Please note: Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis. Instructors need to place their requests as soon as possible before the beginning of the semester to ensure timely processing.

Activating your Course and Submitting Course Reserve Requests

To access Ares Course Reserves, log into your Learning Management System of choice.

To integrate Ares with Canvas:    

  1. Click on Settings under the Home menu

  2. Click on Navigation

  3. Click on the gear to the right of Ares and enable it

  4. Click Save

Click on the Ares link to access your Course page. Select Add new or import previous reserve items under the Instructor Course Tools menu and fill out the request forms.

To integrate Ares with Blackboard:

  1. Click on the course you would like to link to Ares under My Courses

  2. Click on Tools and scroll down to Course Reserves

  3. Click on the Course Reserves Tool

You are taken to your Ares Course page. Select Add new or import previous reserve items under the Instructor Course Tools menu and fill out the request forms.

On this screen you can subscribe to email notifications. You will receive a message each time an item is made available. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Under the Instructor Course Tools menu you can: Switch to Student Mode, allowing you to view your course as a student; Add new or import previous reserve items, allowing you to request new items or import items from a course you taught previously in Ares.

Reserve item usage will only show usage statistics for electronic reserves. Please contact us for hard copy material circulation statistics.

If you need assistance with Canvas or Blackboard, please contact the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at cat@temple.edu or 215-204-8761.

For questions regarding reserve materials, please contact the appropriate campus:

Paley: preserve@temple.edu or 215-204-0744

Media Services: tulmedia@temple.edu or 215-204-8204

Ambler: tulamblr@temple.edu or 267-468-8640