Collections

Locating Books and Journals - Catalog

The Rowan online catalog, Voyager, provides access to the combined resources of the Rowan Libraries. The catalog is accessible via the Library’s home page.  Users can also renew checked out items by logging into their catalog using their Rowan username and password.

Circulation Policies

Patrons must present their own Rowan, KHS ID, or Rowan SOM affiliate ID badge when requesting materials from the Reserve Collection or when signing out materials. Borrowers may have a maximum of 12 items checked out of the Library at a time.  Borrowing periods for Library materials are listed below:

Type Borrowing Period Renewal

Books

four weeks

one renewal

New Books

four weeks

No Renewal

Reserve

in Library use only

2 hour (max 2 items at a time)

 Journals  in Library use only  
Reference materials in Library use only  
Board Review materials one week no renewal (max. 2 items at a tme)
Laptop Computers in Library use only 2 hour loan

Materials borrowed from the Library may be returned to either the book drop located at the Library entrance or at the Circulation Desk. Provided items are not overdue, items can be renewed online through the online catalog, over the phone, or in person at the Circulation desk. A HOLD on an item currently checked out of the Library can be made either at the Circulation desk or over the phone.

Reserve Collection

The print Reserve Collection is located behind the Circulation Desk in the Library.  All books and media required or recommended by faculty for their courses are available in the Reserve Collection. 

list of required and recommended books and resources for Rowan SOM with full text links, is available on the Library's website. Also available on the website are supplementary readings, and past year exams. Users must present their ID badge when requesting materials.  ID will be held until the borrowed material has been returned.

The loan period for Reserve items is two hours, subject to recall after time ends. Users may borrow a maximum of two items at a time.

Duplicate materials in the Reserve collection may be borrowed overnight and may be reserved for overnight use on a same-day basis. One copy of each Reserve item must remain in the Library for in-house use.  Available materials may be checked out during the last half hour that the Library is open and MUST be returned within the first half hour of opening the following day. Failure to follow this return policy will result in fines of $5.00 per hour that the item is late, up to a maximum of $20.00 per book, per day. Borrowers who incur overnight fines twice during a semester will have their overnight borrowing privileges revoked for the remainder of that semester. 

Click here for the complete RowanSOM Health Sciences Library Reserve Policy

Also Available for lending from the Circulation Desk for use in the Library:

Headphones Power Strips
Book Stands Laptop Projectors
Portable Whiteboards Laptops
Whiteboard markers and erasers Dell and Lenovo Laptop Chargers
Android and Iphone/Ipad power cords Computer Mice

Board Review Collections

Two items may be checked out at one time and can be borrowed for one week.  The fine for overdue Board Review materials is $1.00 per day. Materials in the Board Review collection are listed by title and subject on a guide and are also included in the Library’s online catalog.

Donating Books and Other Items to the Library

Because medical information changes rapidly and is considered out-dated in only a few years the Library discourages the donation of personal medical books and related materials. If you have books that you think the Library would want please submit a written list detailing the title, author, and publication date of each book to the Library Director before bringing the books to the Library. The list will be reviewed and you will be contacted if the Library is able to accept the books.  Please see the Rowan University Libraries gift policy for more information regarding donations to the RowanSOM Library.

Collection Policy

View the Rowan University Libraries Collection Policy.  Any suggestions or recommendations for additions to the RowanSOM Library's collections should be directed to Jan Skica, the RowanSOM Library Director.