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Library at Cumberland

Library at Cumberland

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A bookdrop is located at the front door of the Library. Items deposited in the bookdrop after the Library is closed will be checked in on the following Library workday. If the item is late when it is checked in, a fine will be charged. Patrons should realize that if they return an item to the bookdrop on the day it is due, they will incur a late fee (fine).
    • Catalog terminals
    • DVD Player Photocopier/Printer (Black & White only)
    • Book Scanner
    • Computers with internet access
    • CD players
    • VCRs
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Powerpoint
    • Foundatioin Grants
    • Books
    • eBooks
    • Electronic Journals
    • CD-Music
    • DVDs
    • Playaways
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Streaming Videos
    The Library has limited space available for group collaboration. Five group rooms are available. Two rooms are available on a first come first served basis; and three rooms are available for reserve. See Group Room Reservation Policy & Procedure.

    (Student groups and clubs that meet on a regular basis should contact the Assistant to the Executive Director, Student Life and Campus Services to schedule space)

    While sound-proofing walls were used, all need to realize that, for ventilation, the walls of the group rooms do not go to the ceiling. If excessive or disruptive noise or behavior occurs, the group will be asked to reduce the noise and/or leave the facility. If an individual is utilizing a group designated room, and the room is needed by a study group, the individual will be asked to move to an area serving individual patrons.

    When not being used for Information Literacy classes, the Technology Training Center (TTC) may be used by individuals and groups with quiet talking permitted. Check weekly schedule (subject to change) posted on TTC door.

    The Information Commons is a public access area at the rear of the Library. Since the Commons area and its resources need to be available for multiple purposes, an academic library environment conducive to the pursuit of research and study needs to be maintained. The Commons cannot itself be a source of disruption within the Library. To support this end, groups are not permitted to work together on the Information Commons.In addition, Faculty cannot expect to conduct a class and/or perform lab type work with their class in the Commons.

    To retrieve print jobs, go to the printer at the front of the library, across from the circulation desk. The cost for printing is .05 cents a page or 0.07 cents a page double sided.

    Group Room check-out times are divided into time blocks.  A group room cannot be utilized by the same group for two consecutive time blocks. The time blocks during regular semester hours are as follows:
    Monday - Thursday Friday Time
    Block A 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Time Block B 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Time Block C 4:30 PM - 8:30 --------
    Student groups and clubs that meet on a regular basis should contact the Assistant to the Executive Director, Student Life and Campus Services to schedule space.)

    The Library reserve the right to modify this information at anytime without prior notice
    Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland Library is an open access library. Though its primary constituency is the College community, everyone is welcome to come in and utilize its resources (children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult). While anyone can come in and use the library, borrowing privileges for those outside the College community are limited.

    I Am A Student At Another College Whose Classes Are On RCSJ - Cumberland Campus.
    Since the RCSJ library is an open access library, anyone can come into the library and use its resources. For higher level academic access to resources including interlibrary loan, please contact your College or University Library for access to their collections, including off campus access to research databases. The following may be helpful links in gaining access.

    I Am A Student At Another College. Can I Use The RCSJ Library?
    Since the RCSJ library is an open access library, anyone can come into the library and use its resources. If you are a county resident, you can borrow up to 5 books, 2 DVDs/Videos, and 3 CD-Music at one time.
    A library card can be obtained at the circulation desk. A Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland student needs to present a valid student ID card in order to obtain a library card.

    Students must register for a library card. If you do not have a library card, you cannot borrow material. In addition, the Library card must be used each time loans are made. All patrons (including faculty) are responsible for the control of their own card.

    Students must renew their library cards every semester that they are registered at the college. Students need to bring in an updated, current student ID card. The library card is non-transferable. Spouses and other family members of county residents are eligible for individual cards.

    Young adults under the age of 18 do not have borrowing privileges at the College Library unless he or she is currently enrolled at Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland.

    Out of county residents (excluding RCSJ students & LOGIN patrons) pay a $50.00 annual non-resident fee to obtain a Library card.

    • Student's Library Card Registration 
    • Community Member's Library Card Registration
    • University Partner's Library Card Registration

    The Library reserves the right to modify this information at anytime.
There are many options for learning how to use the databases. A highly recommended option is to ask a Librarian. Individual, professional guidance is available at the Reference Alcove, in the Technology Training Center (TTC), or in your campus office. Sometimes, a quick call to a Librarian can assist you in resolving a simple question. Another option is to use the "Help" function in each database.
You may reserve a book that is currently checked out by placing a hold. You may place the hold yourself by logging into your account using your Library card # and PIN, or you can have a library staff member place the hold for you. To obtain your PIN, please see a library staff member. You will be notified when the book becomes available.