The USC Libraries online Course Reserves or ARES (Automated Reserves System) is one of two systems your professor may use to provides required readings. The other is Blackboard. Take these simple steps to access Course Reserves. (Recommended: Sign into the Libraries homepage first). Note that required books or textbooks are NOT available through Course Reserves. Additionally, courses are removed from your profile at the end of the semester. For comprehensive information, visit the Course Reserves Research Guide.