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Instructions: Use the library’s catalog to find books, course reserve items, movies, music and government documents. Conduct a quick search from this box or click on the catalog link for more search options.

Examples: Romeo and Juliet, Popular Culture, Wind Willows
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Instructions: Search for course reserves by typing in your professor’s name in the search box. Materials are usually available electronically or in print. If the reserve item is not available electronically, please write down the call number and give it to the Circulation staff so they can retrieve the item for you.

Examples: Prof. Name, ACCT 221, World Cultures
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Ramapo Login Instructions

Login: R Number

Password: Last Name

Non-Ramapo Login Instructions

Login: Library Barcode

Password: Last Name

Instructions: Need a database? Use the drop-down menu to search for databases in certain subject areas.
Browse by Subject:

Examples: Academic Search PremierProquest CentralJSTORProject Muse
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Instructions: Want to find a source? Search the journal, magazine or newspaper title (source name) to see if the library has full-text print or electronic access and, if so, what date ranges are available.
Find journals by title or ISSN:

Examples: New York Times, Journal of American History, Advanced Studies in Nursing, Communication Studies
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Library News


Curbside Pickup of Materials at Potter Library

Potter Library has a Curbside Pickup service for library materials, which is limited to current Ramapo students, faculty, and staff.

  • Requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sunday of the previous week. Please check the library catalog for the materials you’d like to request. Librarians can help: link
  • Fill out this form to request items, including books and DVDs: https://forms.gle/q8vRHAUKckTcHCFKA. Select your pickup date and time. Pickups occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Books and DVDs that are designated as Library Use Only, Reference Material, Off Site, and Course Reserves cannot be checked out using Curbside Pickup.

Questions? Please email circ@ramapo.edu or call 201.684.7575 (Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.)


Library Hours and Reservations for Study Spaces/Computer Lab Access – by Appointment Only

Potter Library in Linden Hall will be one of the available study spaces/computer lab spaces on campus using the 25Live reservation system. We will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, throughout the semester, with extended hours for chat and email assistance (until 10pm Mon.-Thurs. and 5-8pm Sundays): https://www.ramapo.edu/library/research-help-services/ The library is only open to current, registered RCNJ students, faculty and staff.

To visit the library, please make a reservation — NO walk-ins will be accepted: https://www.ramapo.edu/conferences/space-requests/. Masks will be required, and the library has been configured to support social distancing. We will soon share more information about Curbside Pickup of materials, which will begin the week of Sept. 14.

Please reach out to refdesk@ramapo.edu or circ@ramapo.edu with questions.


Research Help Services

For the Fall 2020 semester, librarians will continue to provide research help services remotely. Librarians are available to assist students and faculty with their research and information needs via online Chat.

Remote CHAT Hours:
(Aug 31 – Sept 30, 2020)
Mon-Thu: 9am – 10pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 5pm – 8pm

If we are offline, please email your questions to refdesk@ramapo.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please read more to see complete announcement.


Remote Library Resources and Services

This guide compiles newly available resources, either by trial or offered by vendors to aid in remote and online teaching and learning. This guide also provides help in finding and accessing library information and for contacting librarians while you work remotely. Contact your Unit liaison librarian for further information. Click here to access guide.