Ares Course Reserves (Readings)

Ares Course Reserves provides you with a personalized list of reserve readings for your courses, including online and traditional print resources. Ares is used for face-to-face and online courses.

Getting Started ...

Logging in:

  • Log into your course with Blackboard, the JIBC eLearning software.
  • Select your course.
  • Click on the Course Reserve/Course Reading link to display readings available for that course.
    • If the Course Reserve/Course Readling link is not displayed, there are no reserves for that specific course.
  • Click on a title to view its current status.  
    • Most Course Reserve readings are available online and can be viewed just by clicking View this Item.
    • Some items must be picked up from the Reserve Desk, such as books or DVDs.
      • Click on Current Availability to view the location and status of these items. 
      • Note the call number of the item you wish to borrow and present it to Reserve Desk staff.


  • You can create a My Hot List of the course reserve readings you use most often.
  • You can click on a tag the instructor has assigned to a reading, to get a list of only those items with that specific tag.
  • You can assign tags to help you group or sort relevant readings.
  • You can sign up for Notifications, so that you are advised, via email, when a new reading is added to the course.

If you are having any technical problems, visit the JIBC's Getting Help for eLearning page.

Last updated January 18, 2019