In response to increased usage, Rider University is continuing its Textbook Reserve Program into the 2017-18 academic year. The program provides students with free access to books required for most freshman courses (100 level) and some 200 level that many new students take.
Last year, usage more than tripled, with students checking out books a total of 992 times — an increase from 325 checkouts in the previous year.
Initiated by President Gregory G. Dell’Omo and launched in the fall of 2015, the program helps reduce some of the expenses incurred through the purchase of required course materials, as well as to increase access to the books students need for their academic success.
A total of about 300 books are available through the program.
“We have been working diligently — purchasing, cataloging, labeling and adding the books to our integrated library system — to ensure that students’ textbooks will be available in the library for the start of the semester,” says Robert J. Lackie, chairperson of the Moore Library.
To take advantage of the program, students must present their Rider ID cards to a staff member at the circulation desk. Textbooks may be signed out in two-hour increments for use within Moore Library on the Lawrenceville campus and the Talbott Library on the Princeton campus. They cannot be taken from the libraries.
A list of available textbooks can be found by visiting http://guides.rider.edu/textbooks. Students who need assistance with the catalog can always ask a librarian for help.
If you have any questions about the Textbook Reserve Program, please contact Robert J. Lackie, chairperson of the Moore Library, at [email protected] or Mi-Hye Chyun, chairperson of Talbott Library, at [email protected].