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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 Library Borrowing 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.