The Course Reserve Service is provided for all Fitchburg State faculty and students in on-campus, distance learning and extended campus programs. It consists of two components: the physical Reserves Desk and ERes, Electronic Reserves.
The Reserves Desk (also part of the Circulation Desk) is a physical location where faculty provide books (personal copies and/or library copies), articles, CDs, videos, special equipment such as microscopes, etc. for student use within the Library or for short loans. Students access your physical Reserves by presenting their One Card at the Circulation Desk.
Reserve items are maintained on the shelving located behind the Circulation Desk. The items are placed under the name of the professor or department that requested they be put on reserve. All reserve items are listed online in our Library Catalog, click on Physical Reserves and search by professor or course name.
Ares, an electronic reserves service, is available for Fitchburg State faculty. Library staff can scan your printed materials (within copyright allowances) and load the documents/files onto Ares or you may email your files to us to load. This is a password protected system which you can use alone or embed your Ares course link in to Blackboard or Elluminate.
Any professor who has a course that has some items available at the Reserve Desk and other items available online through Ares will have the materials cross-referenced in both areas so that your students will always see a complete list of the reserve items for that course.
If you have trouble accessing an Ares course or document, please contact us at 978-665-3063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserves Office is located in HA-112, behind the Circulation Desk.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Electronic Reserves - available 24/7
Physical Reserves are located behind the Circulation Desk. Your students may access your Reserve materials by presenting their One Card at the Circulation Desk.
Desk Hours: Same as the Library
Jordanna Lawton, Public Services Associate