January 23, 2022

In Second Year, Rider University’s Textbook Reserve Program Doubles in Size

From Rider University:

The Textbook Reserve Program that Rider University launched in the fall of 2015 is continuing into the new school year. The program provides students access to books required for most freshman courses (100 level), and some 200 level courses that many freshmen take.

The goal of the program is to help 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.

Last year, the program offered about 120 textbooks. For the start of the second year, 310 textbooks are now available for the reserve program between Moore Library on the Lawrenceville campus and Talbott Library on the Princeton campus with Moore Library having 288 textbooks and Talbott Library having 22.

Moore Library’s reserve textbooks have been signed out approximately 275 times since the start of this school year. Informing students at orientation this summer has greatly increased use so far this fall, compared to last year’s pilot program.

“In the libraries, we always strive to meet students’ information needs,” says Dean of University Libraries F. William Chickering. “Good collections of information resources and a strong research instruction program help to set students up for success.”

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 the libraries. They cannot be taken from the library.


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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.