Reserve Services

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The UH Libraries course reserves system provides access to course readings and other materials to support course instruction. Course reserves uses the Ares Course Reserves system to manage materials and post electronic items. Ares is accessible through Blackboard.


  • Access Ares Course Reserves via your Blackboard course. Ares will provide you with a list of all items on reserve, and will give you access to any electronic materials available.
  • Books, DVDs, and other physical materials on reserve are available by request at the Service Desk in Anderson Library or at the Art & Architecture, Music, or Optometry branch libraries. Please bring the course number or instructor’s name. 
  • See Reserves Instructions for Students for more information. 



For general reserves questions, or to ask about reserves materials located at Anderson library, please call the Service Desk, (713) 743-9710, or contact the Reserves Manager at (713) 743-9730, or by

For Reserve materials located at subject libraries, please contact the appropriate location:
Music Library (713) 743-3197
Optometry Library (713) 743-1910
Architecture and Art Library (713) 743-2340