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.


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

Information for Faculty

Faculty may designate a book owned by the library or provide their own copy. The reserves request form MUST be completed prior to dropping off any reserves materials.

Professors may still request a scanned portion/section/chapter of their course reserve textbooks (no more than 10%) to provide access for remote students.

Subject Librarians are available to assist professors in locating and linking to an existing e-book in the Library’s collection

Librarians are also available to assist in locating 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.  

Professors also have the option to create an online course pack linking to content from the Library’s existing collection of electronic resources:  e-books, journal articles, or streaming media.