Coronavirus and Library Access

Last Updated March 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues and Students,

As the impact of Coronavirus changes at a rapid pace, Rowan University Libraries is ready to support faculty and students for online delivery, with a variety of resources and services that are readily accessible online. While the needs are different for each of our campuses, we work together to ensure Rowan University has their research support needs met.

We hope this information will help you during this time.  Our goal is to continue to be your partner in research and academic success.

Access to the Libraries

Per NJ state mandate, all libraries are closed until further notice. See your libraries homepage for additional information and updates related to their library services:

Contact a Librarian or Staff Member

Collection Access

  • All physical borrowing services are suspended including interlibrary loan and E-ZBorrow. Items currently loaned out have been extended.
  • Library Search provides access to millions of articles, ejournals, and ebooks
  • Database Finder a list of our online databases for articles and other materials
  • Research Guides provide curated lists of resources for subjects and courses
  • Electronic Article and Book Chapter Requests are still available using ILLiad

Online Learning Instructional Support

  • Library Instruction via WebEX or other video instruction platforms: Request a Library Instruction Session
  • For research help or assistance in finding resources for your class or assignments: Request a Research Consultation
  • Use research guides to find resource by subject, topic, or course: Subject Librarians can create or modify guides for your needs
  • Open Education Resources (OER) include everything from open textbooks to assessments you can use with your classes: this excellent guide from University of Pittsburgh Libraries points to a number of subject-based OER collections.
  • Access to several Streaming Video Services
  • University Archives and Special Collections can provide virtual research support.  Contact Sara Borden for further information. Additionally, the RCA Heritage Program Museum can provide limited virtual services by contacting Rich Reindl.
  • Library Search provides access to millions of articles, ebooks, and ejournals, see our Library Search Help Guide for information on how to use this service.
  • All of our various online research services, like Rowan Digital Works and Researcher Profiles, will also continue to be available during this period.

Scott P. Muir
Associate Provost
Rowan University Libraries