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.
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. It is the professor’s decision as to whether or not materials may circulate outside of the library. Personal copies are not catalogued; therefore, binders must be checked. 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.
Students may access electronic reserves by clicking the link “Course Reserve” in the Discovery Portal or the online catalog. To access materials online, use the drop-down arrow to the right of the search box to choose your instructor's name, the department with which the class is affiliated, and/or the course title. Once you've made your selection(s), click the search button. A list of the items on reserve for that instructor or class will appear. Click on the title of the item you want. You will be asked for your Rowan username and password. Adobe Acrobat software is required to view the full-text of your items. You will have the option to download, print or email your items. Circulation does not keep print copies of electronic reserves.
To speak with someone about print or electronic reserves, please contact Library Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Faculty Reserve procedures, please visit: How to Place Items on Reserve
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