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Migration Update: Moving to Drexel Libraries Course Reserves

March 11, 2024

On April 1, 2024, the Drexel Libraries will launch its new course reserve tool called Drexel Libraries Course Reserves (Leganto). This new tool integrates with both the Libraries’ catalog and Blackboard Learn and makes it even easier to create and deliver course reserve materials to Drexel students.

Libraries staff recently completed the next phase of the project and migrated all spring term course reserve lists from the old system (called Ares) to Drexel Libraries Course Reserves. Once the new tool is live, instructors will be able to link courses to it as they did with Ares.

As a reminder, Ares course reserve links will be listed in Blackboard in read-only format through June 14, 2024. Instructors are encouraged to review their reading lists in Drexel Libraries Course Reserves to ensure they migrated correctly before June 14. Please contact with any questions or to report any issues with reading lists and links.

To help faculty and instructors prepare for this change, the Libraries is hosting an online training demo on Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

All instructors who currently use the Libraries’ course reserves services are encouraged to attend this session.

A recording of the session will be available online, or contact Katherine Fischer, Manager of Client Access Experiences, at to request a demo.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • March 27: Virtual training demo for instructors - visit our website to register
  • April 1: Drexel Libraries Course Reserves launch date; starting April 1, submit all reserve requests through Drexel Libraries Course Reserves
  • April 1 – June 13: Review period; instructors should review their Drexel Libraries Course Reserves resource lists and delete all Ares links
  • June 14: Sunset date for Ares; links created in Ares no longer available