Course Reserves

Course Reserves are temporary collections of materials set aside at a professor's request. Reserved materials are intended to supplement, not replace, course texts purchased by students.

Campbell Library will resume circulation of physical course reserve textbooks for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students

A valid Rowan ID card is necessary to retrieve print reserve materials for in-library use.

Information for Faculty - Course Materials Options

Campbell Library manages Course Reserves as a service to faculty who want to assure that course readings are available without incurring additional costs to their students.  Reserve materials include a variety of formats and accessibility.

Course Reserves - Library Support

1.  Print books, DVDs, Maps.  Faculty may designate a resource owned by the library or provide their own copy. The reserves request form MUST be completed in order to request a library resource or before dropping off personal materials to be put on reserve.

2.  Scanned portions of larger works:  Instructors may request that the library scan a portion/section/chapter of their course reserve textbooks (no more than 10%) to provide access for remote students.  Instructors would then load these files into Canvas.

Embedded Course Materials

3.  Open Educational Resources (OER):  OER are electronic texts that are adaptable to each course with Creative Commons copyright.  For more information, see our OER Library Guide or speak with your Subject Librarian.

4.  Electronic Resources:  Instructors may create an online course pack linking to content from the Library’s existing collection of electronic resources:  journal articles, or streaming media.  These resources would be linked in Canvas.  Please review our information page on how to make the links easy to use. 

5.  Electronic Books:   E-Books, unlike journal articles, are usually limited to one user at a time by the publisher.  Licensing for E-Books is set by the vendor and publisher. Subject Librarians are available to assist professors in identifying alternative materials for a specific title.

For detailed information about E-Books, please visit the Library’s Research Guide.

6.  Creating links to Library Content

Linking to electronic library content can be challenging.

In general, do not copy and paste URLs from the address bar as they often have session or time stamped information in them and will not work for anyone but yourself.

If the article or ebook is available from Library Search the most reliable way to link is to use the permalink on the full record display.

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If the article or book is not available from Library Search, check to see if there is a permalink feature in the database from which you found it.

If you have a citation but have not found the book or article in a library database, try using the Citation Search or if an article and you have DOI or PubMed ID try Libkey.io.