Ares v5.0.9.4 Update on Monday October 2nd, 2023

Hello Ares Community,

Atlas Systems will be releasing an Ares update on Monday, October 2nd, 2023. There is both a client and server update.

This update addresses the following issue:

  • Updating the browser components to WebView2
  • Integration with three different Captcha challenge providers to provide an extra security against bot-driven account creation tools, and several other improvements
  • A couple fixes to the CCC integration

For additional details surrounding this update, please see the release below:

Updating Procedures

  • Atlas Systems Hosted: Hosting services will be contacting those on server version 5.0.8 with details regarding your update. If you are on a previous version of Ares and would like to schedule an update, please contact to schedule your update with hosting services.
  • Self-hosted: Please review the updating instructions and coordinate with your IT department to schedule the update. Note: Updating procedure includes removing a deprecated DLL file. Details are available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Atlas Support staff at 800-567-7401 x1 or email us at

Please share this notice internally as needed.


Sara Juel, MBA
Access Services Program Manager
Atlas Systems - Library excellence through efficiency
Phone: 757-439-0208

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