Washington University Libraries
Site Search

Ask Us
Ask Us email  chat  phone  text

Find course reserves (Students)

Physical Course Reserves

Physical course reserves (i.e., books, print materials, DVDs) have a call number and are listed in the Library's Classic Catalog.

To find physical course reserves in the library catalog:
  1. Click on the button to the right
  2. Search by the course number or instructor's name
  3. The catalog will indicate which library is holding the materials for your course.
  4. Go to the appropriate library's checkout desk to request an item on reserve.
catalog_button divider

Electronic Course Reserves

Ares is an online course reserves system for scanned articles, streaming video/audio, and books. Students are responsible for operating within fair use guidelines when using reserve materials. Refer to the STS Copyright Infringement Policy for more information.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17. United States Code) governs the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to reproduce materials. One of these conditions is that the reproduction not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." Any person who copies or re-distributes this material in any way inconsistent with Title 17 and its "fair use" provisions may be liable for copyright infringement.

To find electronic course reserves in Ares:
  1. Click on the button to the right
  2. Login with your WUSTL Key
  3. Courses you are enrolled in are displayed on the main menu
  4. Click on the course to see reserve items that your instructor has made available
  5. Ares courses are no longer password-protected