What to expect at Campbell Library: Fall 2020

We’ve reopened! Welcome back.

We are working to ensure your safety while maintaining our commitment to supporting your academic and research success.  Below is a summary of updated information on what to expect in this fall 2020 semester. Please regularly check this page for updates.

While many things have changed, we remain focused on supporting your studying and research needs. That focus includes efforts to enhance your access to online content.  All of our eBooks, online journals, databases, and other streaming/electronic materials remain available as usual.

We wish you every success this fall semester.

Robert Hilliker
Interim Associate Provost
Rowan University Libraries


Campbell Library is open for studying, using desktop computers, and picking up books.

Campbell Library has reopened with modified services and hours. Our Fall Hours will begin Tuesday, September 1st. Access is limited to Rowan students, faculty, and staff with Rowan ID. Our schedule is subject to change. Hours have been adjusted to allow for additional cleaning time overnight. 

While our services at Campbell Library are limited, you can still enjoy our spaces, including study rooms and socially distanced computer workstations. Technology lending services are not available.


Everyone is required to wear a face covering.

Through the fall 2020 semester, students, faculty, staff must wear face coverings in all Rowan buildings.  Signage has been installed to encourage social distancing. See the university’s Return to Rowan website for more details on policies and procedures to help ensure health and safety during this time.


What’s changed?

  • Plexiglass has been installed for the safety of both patrons and staff.
  • The borrowing process has changed.
    • We highly recommend using the new Library Pickup Service. Faculty, staff, and students can pick up books and other materials with minimal contact. Here’s what you need to know.
    • We will also have a contactless in-person check-out option: students will swipe their own card, desensitize the book, and staff can scan the book through plexiglass.
  • Building is limited to 25% capacity, as long as we are in Phase 2.
  • Computer Labs:
    • Room 138: Closed until further notice.
    • Rooms 218 & 219: Limited number of desktop stations for social distancing.
    • 2nd Floor Computer Area: Closed until further notice
  • Printing/Scanning/Copying:
    • One printer is available on the 2nd floor. You must have your id.
    • Scanners are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
    • Copier is not available.
  • Course reserves: Although physical reserves are not currently available, we are working with professors to provide alternative options.
  • Physical materials: All due dates have been extended to at least Aug. 31, 2020. Patrons can still return items via the book drop or by mailing them to Campbell Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan (Illiad and EZ Borrow): Although these services are available, they may be limited.  Many requests may be delayed or unfulfilled. Currently, articles and book chapters can be delivered electronically. Questions? Contact circulation@rowan.edu
  • Courtesy loans such as school supplies, erasers, markers will not be available.
  • Laptops, headphones and other technology loans will not be available for this semester.
  • The Current Periodicals have been moved to the 3rd floor.  Please ask at the Info Desk for help in locating a specific item.
  • Water Bottle Fillers are still available, but Water Fountains have been disconnected for your safety.
  • No Food or Drink are allowed in Campbell Library until further notice.

Some spaces are not open, but you can still get help from specialists.

  • The Digital Scholarship Center is temporarily closed. Please contact Mike Benson, benson@rowan.edu, Digital Scholarship Center Coordinator.
  • The Performing Arts Collection is open and items are available for lending.  For information contact the Performing Arts Librarian, Bret McCandless (mccandless@rowan.edu), or Performing Arts Collection Associate, Laura Daniels (danielsla@rowan.edu).
  • University Archives and Special Collections is available by appointment only, with limited access for classes and research. For questions or appointments, please contact Sara Borden, borden@rowan.edu, Head of Archival Collections & Services.
  • The RCA Heritage Museum is closed, but can provide limited virtual services by contacting Rich Reindl, reindl@rowan.edu 
  • The Writing Center will be closed for in-person services, but virtual services are available. For more information, please contact writingcenter@rowan.edu

Contact a Librarian or Staff Member


How to return library materials

See our updated FAQ for instructions on how to return books and other materials to the library, as well as other information about the resumption of library services.


Still Need Help? Ask Us.

Ask Us about using Campbell Library, finding materials you need, or for quick research or reference questions. Having trouble accessing an online resource?  Contact librarysupport@rowan.edu.