Course Reserves

Course Reserves are temporary collections of books, journal articles, sample examinations and other print and electronic materials set aside at a professor's request for the non-commercial and educational use by students. Reserved materials are intended to supplement, not replace, course texts purchased by students.

A valid Rowan ID card is necessary to retrieve print reserve materials for in-library use; a valid Rowan network username and password are necessary to access the full-text of electronic reserves. 

Finding reserves

To find material on reserve for your course, access the catalog here. Select your instructor, department, course, and/or section using the drop-down fields.

To locate books or media that have been placed on reserve, use the binders at the Circulation Desk. Binders are arranged alphabetically by the last names of professors. Most books and media on reserve are limited to a four-hour period for library use, though, professors occasionally allow for an extended loan period. Reserves are not circulated outside of the library building. To retrieve reserved items, Circulation staff members must have the professor’s name and the number of items needed. A valid Rowan identification card is needed to check out materials.

Electronic reserves are made available by professors via Blackboard. 

Information for faculty

To make requesting reserved materials easier for students and filling requests a more manageable process for our Circulation staff, request forms are now online. Access the forms here.