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University Libraries' Virtual Services: Classes are online and so are we!

**Extended Due Dates** Due dates have been extended until September 15, 2021 and fines waived for materials checked out since Fall 2019. Read the full FAQ.

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Accessing Resources from off Campus

Remote Services

Many library services and resources are available to students and faculty from the Libraries homepage,, including:


Online Access to Library Materials

Online databases, journals, and ebooks are available 24/7 when accessed via  Please log in with your Rider Key. If you should have trouble accessing a database, please let us know via:

  • You may place a hold on a print item and pick it up at the Moore or Talbott Circulation Desk. Please allow 24 hours for processing. You will receive an email confirmation when the item is ready for pickup.
  • Items on reserve or in the Textbook Collection can only be accessed at the Moore or Talbott Circulation Desk.


Research Assistance

Consult with an expert librarian.

Research Instruction

Let a librarian help take the confusion out of the research process for your students.

Librarians can provide virtual research instruction sessions for your in-person, hybrid, or fully online classes.

  • Synchronous Instruction   
  • Asynchronous Instruction  
  • Follow-up one-on-one instruction
    • Encourage your students to contact us afterward for customized help. We will Zoom with them!


Interlibrary Loan

  • We continue to fulfill your borrowing needs. You will be notified by email when an item is received with how to access requested electronic materials (articles, chapters of books). Print books will need to be picked up at either the Moore or Talbott Circulation Desk. **Delivery of requested materials, especially print books, may be delayed due to COVID-19. Purchase of ebooks may be considered for some requests.**


Archives & Special Collections

For assistance with archives and special collections at the Talbott Library, please see Remote Services to Students, Faculty, Staff, and Researchers from the Special Collections and Archives Department-Talbott Library,  For the  Moore Library, please contact Robert Congleton.