Course Reserves

To view a list of hard copy books, e-books, articles, book chapters and DVDs your instructor has placed on reserve,  log on to Canvas and select your course.  Click on Ares under the home menu to access the reserve items for the course.

Book Reserves

Books will be available for checkout at the Circulation/Reserve Desk, located on the first floor of the Tuttleman Learning Center, for a 3 hour library use only loan period.

  • These items cannot be renewed via My Library Account.
  • Books on reserve are checked out on a first come, first served basis; holds cannot be placed on these items.
  • Current availability can be viewed via the catalog.


Electronic Reserves A need for accessible documents can be discussed with your instructor.

Articles and Book Chapters that have been placed on electronic reserve can be downloaded and printed.

e-books can be accessed via the link provided in Ares or by looking up the e-book in the catalog. Usage restrictions may apply.

  • If you have any questions about Paley reserves call 215-204-0744.
  • If you have any questions about Ambler reserves call 267-468-8640.



Media Reserves

Students can watch reserve DVDs (from any region) and VHS tapes at the library's viewing carrels.

We also allow reserve viewing in two small group viewing rooms that are available for reservation via the website.