The R. Barbara Gitenstein Library is now providing curbside pickup of books or media materials for faculty and staff. At the current time we are providing access to books and media from our library; we will eventually provide ILL access as more libraries open across the country. We will be offering this service by appointment only Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, for the month of July.
To request items from the library, please locate the item(s) in our catalog and place a hold request for the item. Instructions on placing a hold in the library system may be found here: http://libguides.tcnj.edu/holds. If you need assistance locating an item, please use our Ask A Librarian Service.
After you place your hold, we will retrieve the item(s) for you. Depending on when you place your hold(s) and the volume of requests we have received, we will start working on your request that day or the following work day. Once your requested materials are ready, you will get an email with instructions on how to schedule your curbside pickup. As part of the scheduling process, you will be given the option to designate someone else to pick up your items.
At the time of your appointment, please pull up near the Library in the circle at the end of D Street (near the Library, Alumni Grove, and Ely/Allen/Brewster residence halls) and call 609-771-2311. We will then check your materials out to your account, bring them outside, and put them in the trunk of your car. Please have your TCNJ ID ready to hold up to the window so we can confirm your patron account. If you have designated someone to pick up your item(s) for you, they can show their driver’s license.
In order to maintain social distancing, please return all materials to the book drop beside the library doors facing Alumni Grove. Please do not try to enter the library or to hand materials to library employees. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask-A-Librarian Reference services are available virtually. Please check our library hours page for availability.
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For more information please see our Ask-A-Librarian Page.
If you have materials checked out from the Gitenstein Library:
If you have questions about checked out material, please email email@example.com.
For print materials you want to place on reserve:
For videos or recordings you need for classes:
You can access almost 95,000 electronic journals as well as a large collection of databases and eBooks via the Library's website.
For assistance in finding and accessing electronic resources, please reach out through Ask-A-Librarian services or the chatbox on the left side of this page.
Get It for Me (Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
We will continue to acquire electronic materials for the library's collections. Please contact your subject librarian to recommend materials for the library.
Librarians can help you with library instruction during these extraordinary times. We will help you decide which approaches/modes work best for your course learning objectives (as they relate to info skills). Options include:
Feel free to propose another alternative. We will collaborate to find something that works for your course.