The Moore Library Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a place for me to study after the Library is closed?

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Yes, in the 24-hour lounge of the Library.

You can find the 24 hour lounge on the libraries interactive map


How do I renew a book?

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You can either bring the book into the Library or you can renew it online by going to the library homepage and click Library Catalog. Click Login (on the upper right corner) to login with your name and Bronc ID. Click your name to display the checked out items. Check the ones you wish to renew. Renewals cannot be done over the phone or by e-mail.

Can I access the libraries’ databases from home?

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Yes. Current Rider students, faculty, and staff have off campus access.  When you click on a journal database, you will be prompted to enter your Rider EasyPass username and password to access the database.

See this guide for more information. 

 

Alumni, please see this f.a.q. 


What is your guest access policy?

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At Moore: A Guest Borrower must be at least 14 years of age. An application form must be completed, along with appropriate identification (student ID, driver’s license, etc.) In the case of a minor, a parent or guardian should complete the form. A Guest Borrower may check out 2 books for a 4- week period.

At Talbott: The library is open to the Community to browse the collection. A patron may become a Talbott Library Friend. An application form must be completed, along with appropriate identification (student ID, driver’s license, etc.) A minimum donation of $25.00 is required in order to have borrowing privileges. The membership is for 1 year. In the case of a minor, a parent or guardian should complete the form. A Friend of the Library may check out up to 6 books or scores for a 4 week period. One renewal per item is allowed. No media, piano pedagogy or music education materials may be borrowed.


How long will it take for the material borrowed from another library (interlibrary loan) to arrive?

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It usually takes between 7 to 10 business days to arrive.

Where do I find items that my professor has put on reserve?

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They are on reserve at the Circulation Desk. These books can be textbooks or other books the professor reserved for the class. Use Find Reserves link on the Library homepage to search by instructor or course.

How can I access the main Library of Princeton University?

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Firestone Library is not open to the public. Faculty can be signed in for the day at the Welcome/Security Desk in the lobby of Firestone Library. To apply for an access card valid for the semester, present your Rider faculty ID card and another form of ID at the Access Office (609-258-5737). The access card must be returned to the Access Office upon renewal of new card. You may not borrow any books with the card. 

How will I know when the materials borrowed from other libraries (interlibrary loan) arrive?

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You will be notified by your Rider email.

How much are fines for overdue items?

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Item Type Fine Maximum
Circulating materials $.25/day/item $25
Reserve – in library use $2/hour/item $25
Reserve – one day to one week $2/day/item $25
Audiovisual – in house use $2/hour/item $25
Audiovisual – Circulation media $2/day/item $25

Does the library have my class textbooks?

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Since Fall 2015, Rider Libraries have a pilot textbook program and provide most textbooks for freshmen. Textbooks can be used in the library for 2 hours. Use this Guide to locate your textbook. Get the call number of the book and request it at the Circulation Desk.

How long can I keep a book?

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Students, Guest Borrowers, and Alumni may keep a book for 4 weeks. It can also be renewed twice if no one else has requested it. Faculty and Staff may keep a book for one semester.

I need to do research. How do I begin?

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A librarian at the Reference Desk will help you get started.

 

At Moore: From off campus, you may call (609) 896-5115 or send an email to Ask a Librarian reference@rider.edu. See Reference Desk Hours.

 

For help with databases, see the Choosing & Using Library Databases  Research Guide

 

At Talbott: From off campus, you may call (609) 921-7100 x8314 or send an email to library@rider.edu. See Reference Desk Hours.


Do you have a floor map of the Library?

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Yes. See the Library’s floor map. The main Library is on the second floor. The conference room and classrooms are on the 3rd floor.

How can I find journal articles?

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The Libraries’ databases contain journal articles. Go to Databases & Indexes or Library One Search.

 

See the Finding Full Text of Articles Research Guide for instructions on finding full text of known articles
For help with Library One Search, use the Library One Search Research Guide

What are the Library’s phone numbers?

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Circulation Desk – (609) 896-5113
Reference Desk – (609) 896-5115


Where do I pick up materials borrowed from other libraries (interlibrary loan)?

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If the material comes in electronic format, it is sent to you via email. Print materials are sent to faculty via campus mail. Students will pick up print materials from the Circulation Desk.


How do I check out a book?

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Bring the book to the Circulation Desk along with your current Rider ID.

How long can I keep a video or DVD/CD?

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Three days for students and two weeks for faculty and staff.

I would like to use an audiovisual room. What do I do?

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At Moore: Two audiovisual rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and are available for 2 hours. One room is equipped with a regional DVD player that can play DVD formats from other countries. We also have one room equipped with a Blu-ray player.

You can access these rooms by visiting the circulation desk to see if they are open, you can find the circulation desk on the libraries interactive map.

At Talbott: The Instruction Room on the lower level of the building has a computer, a wall mounted monitor, as well as DVD and VHS players. Contact the Talbott Circulation desk at 609-921-7100 x8237 to make a reservation.


Is there a charge for printing in the Library?

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There is no charge for our students, faculty and staff to print from a computer. Photocopying costs $.15 per page. Patrons must have change or the copier will take $1.00 bill.


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