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FAQ

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?

Login to any public library computer using your usual TCNJ user name and password (same as your email).

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 using your usual TCNJ user name and password (same as your email) 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 for books and media.
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?

To start your search you can go to the library home page and use the main search box to find books, articles and more.
To search a specific database select a database by name or subject, and:
Read the electronic fulltext of the article in the database if it’s available, or
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?

Request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

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?

Check How Do I Find? for more tips on finding articles in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

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