The Naval War College Library uses the Ares e-Reserves system to manage both print and electronic reserves materials. Please follow the instructions below to submit materials to be placed on reserve.
1. Getting Started
Due to the volume of material placed on reserves, the Library cannot offer same day or rush requests for placing items on reserves.
The Reserves Coordinator will process all reserve requests. Reserve items are processed during office hours which are:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Requests for material to be placed on reserve should be made two weeks before the material will be needed.
Make sure your material is on reserve before making assignments.
2. Placing Material on Reserve
The process for placing items on Reserve is:
- First, be sure that your course is already set up in Blackboard prior to requesting items to be placed on reserve
- Complete the Reserves Request Form for each item in Blackboard
3. What May be Placed on Reserve
- Journal articles in print
- Book chapters
- Class materials such as notes, practice exams, assignments, etc.
- Other print materials that meet copyright guidelines
Please note: Electronic items that are available through the library's subscription databases DO NOT need to be submitted through the e-Reserves system. Course instructors may choose to simply embed the hyperlinks into the course syllabus within the Blackboard system. Click here to learm more about PURLs.
4. Student Access to e-Reserves Content
- Once all material is submitted into the e-Reserves system, faculty must then activate the e-Reserves link on their Blackboard page and also set up the student access to the course. These instructions must be followed even if faculty do not plan to actively use Blackboard. Students gain access by logging into Blackboard and selecting the course. If they use the URL they will be CAC authenticated to gain access to the readings page.