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Faculty Resources

Information to help you navigate library information and services.

What is Ares?

Ares (Automating Reserves) is a one-stop online resource for all course reserve materials. Molloy College Library maintains a collection of Reserves/E-Reserves for specific courses as requested by our faculty through the Canvas system.  The purpose of a reserve collection is to support instruction by offering timely and efficient access to high demand course materials.  

Benefits of using the Ares course Reserve System

  • Faculty automatically notified by e-mail when their reserve items become available
  • Ability to clone (copy) reserve items without having to resubmit them for another semester
  • Use of cross listings to permit sharing of identical reserve materials across multiple classes
  • Permission for authorized proxy users to submit reserve requests on behalf of a professor
  • Copyright compliance verified on all items being placed on reserve
  • Easy access to reserve materials on a single site 7 days a week or 24/7 online

Getting Started Using Ares

Faculty members planning to place books or articles on reserve for a semester must submit all reserve requests via Canvas.  Login to Canvas and then faculty may select the course for which they plan to place materials in Ares. The next step is to select the Ares tab from the left-hand menu and once on the Ares page all reserve or e-reserve materials may be submitted and managed online.  If the  Ares page fails to appear after the Ares tab is selected, please activate Ares on the Canvas page by selecting the current semester, i.e. “Spring 2017” under the “Current Semester” tab and then click “Create Course.”

How to submit Reserve Requests:

  1. Click “Add Reserve  Items”
  2. Select the icon that describes the type of material you want to place on reserve.
  3. Complete all required fields and any additional information may be useful.
  4. Choose how you wish the item to be supplied.



Cloning Previously Used Materials:

If you are planning to reuse reserve items from a previous semester, just click “Import Items” from a previously taught course. You can uncheck any items you do not want to reuse and click the “Import Items” button when done.


Ares video: Adding Ares to your class in Canvas