What to expect at Campbell Library: Spring 2021

Last Updated: January 22, 2021

Welcome back!

As we continue to focus on the health and safety of all our visitors and staff, we maintain our commitment to supporting your academic and research success.

Below is a summary of updated information on what to expect for the Spring 2021 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 semester.

Robert Hilliker
Interim Associate Provost
Rowan University Libraries


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

Campbell Library is open with modified services and with Spring hours beginning Jan. 24. 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 modified as a result of the pandemic, 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 Spring 2021 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.


For your safety...

  • Plexiglass was 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 have a contactless 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 until further notice.
  • 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 Rowan ID.
    • Scanners are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
    • Copier is not available.
  • Course reserves: Some print course reserves are available and we are working with professors to provide electronic  options.
  • Patrons can 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 as some partner libraries are closed or offering restricted services. Electronic delivery of articles and book chapters remains available. 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


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.