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Materials reserved by professors for courses may be available either online or in physical copies at one of our libraries (Please note, all libraries are currently closed and hard copy reserve material is currently not available at any library reserve desk). Online material includes journal articles, book chapters, or syllabi. Physical items are books, bound journals, or DVD/videos.
The USC Libraries uses the Automated Reserves System (ARES) for managing these course reserves. ARES organizes online material posted for a class with immediate access material. ARES will also list physical items submitted for reserve with their check out loan times and reserve desk location (Please note, all libraries are currently closed and hard copy reserve material is currently not available at any library reserve desk).
It is a single point for instructors and students to access assigned class readings which can include articles from journals, periodicals or book chapters. ARES differs from Blackboard in that it is supported by USC Libraries staff. ARES is maintained and operated by the USC Libraries' Integrated Document Delivery (IDD) department to manage physical and electronic reserve requests available from library resources.
For in-depth instructions, physical reserves locations, and information, consult this Research Guide.