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Place items on reserve (Faculty)

Physical Course Reserves

Faculty members may request that materials (i.e., books, print materials, DVDs) relating to a course be made available for a limited circulation period. The Library also allows full-time and emeritus faculty members to assign proxy borrowers who may perform library transactions on their behalf.


To place materials on physical course reserve:
  1. Click on the button to the right.
  2. Fill out the form as completely as possible.
  3. A representative from the library will contact you when your materials are available.
  4. A completed submission form (PDF or Word) may also be dropped off at Olin Library instead of submitting your request online.
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Electronic Course Reserves

Ares allows you to manage course materials via the web. All reserve requests can be submitted through Ares including electronic readings as well as physical materials such as books, DVDs, etc. The Library can pull items from our stacks to be put on the Reserve shelf and/or scan needed readings for students to download from Ares. You can also manage your own courses in Ares, upload new reserve items, and import readings from previous courses.

The WUSTL Libraries provide audio and video streaming services for materials held in the Olin and the Music Libraries collections which are needed for course reserve. Contact your subject librarian or Olin Library Reserves staff for more information.

Instructors are responsible for operating within fair use guidelines when placing material on reserve. Please consult the University copyright website for more information.

To access your e-reserves content in Ares:
  1. Click on the button to the right.
  2. Login with your WUSTL Key.
  3. Call (314-935-5451) or email reserve@wumail.wustl.edu the Reserve Unit if you are a new faculty member and don't have a WUSTL Key yet.
  4. Use the step-by-step instructions to manage your courses and reserve items.
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