TCNJ Library
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

Maps & Directions

Access Services - 609.771.2311

Media Services - 609.771.3235

Reference - 609.771.2417

Staff Directory

Library User Guide for Students

How do I get assistance using the Library or the Internet?

  • Consult with a librarian in person at the Reference Desk.
  • Call the Reference Desk at (609) 771-2417.
  • Use the email "Ask A Librarian" service.

How do I use a computer on campus?

  • Use a kiosk computer to get your username and password for your Novell account and TCNJ email (Unix account).

How do I check out and renew books?

  • Use your TCNJ ID to check out books at the Access Services Desk located on Level 1.
  • Review LibraryBorrowing privileges
  • Renew books already checked out using your barcode number on your TCNJ ID at "My Library Account"

How do I make photocopies of print materials?

  • Add cash value to your TCNJ ID card using the dispenser at the Access Services Desk located on Level 1, then swipe card at photocopiers.

How do I find books, sound recordings, and videos at TCNJ?

  • Search the TCNJ Library Catalog
  • If the listing indicates "Status: Not Checked Out" check the "Call Number" (e.g. HV26.D6 W44 1999) given, against Floor Plans & Locations.
  • If the listing indicates "Status: Checked Out" click on the "Requests" button, follow the login instructions, and place a "Hold" on the book so you are notified when it is returned.

How do I find articles?

  • Select a database by name or subject, and:
  • Read the electronic fulltext of the article in the database if it's available, or
  • Locate another database that includes the electronic fulltext using the Journal Titles list, or
  • Check the TCNJ Library Catalog to learn if the library owns the periodical in print copy and where it's located, then find it in the location indicated and photocopy it.
  • If the library does not own the periodical, you can request the article from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Check How Do I Find? for more tips on finding articles in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

How do I borrow books or get copies of articles not available at TCNJ?

  • Activate your barcode on your TCNJ ID at the Circulation Desk located on Level 1.
  • Fill out the online Interlibrary Loan form.

How do I read material that my professor has put on Reserve for my course?

  • Review How do I find Class Materials on Reserve instructions, which includes a link to reserve materials by instructor and course.
  • Check at the Reserve Desk (the right end of the Circulation Desk) located on Level 1.

How do I find out more about using libraries and the Internet?

  • Use the LINKS tutorial.

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