After months of frantic studying, Summer Break could not come at a better time of the year. Here at Roseman University Library, we feel you’ve certainly earned a breather. This July, why not give your brain a vacation with a quick literary adventure? Whether you’re looking for a dashing sci-fi adventure, a romantic comedy, or anything in-between, Roseman University Library’s Fun Reading Guide makes navigating our leisure collection a breeze!
The majority of our guide’s information can be found on the five main tabs: New Arrivals, Search, New York Times Best Sellers List, Book Displays, the Roseman Fun Reading Blog, and Request a Book. However, our guide often contains a variety of seasonal or temporary features, such as library promotions like Book Bingo, events related to our free duckies, or online polls designed to make sure you are getting the most out of our collection. Be sure to check back regularly so you don’t miss out!
Who doesn’t love that new book smell? Our New Arrivals tab functions as our home page so we can keep you up to date on all of our latest titles! This tab is updated as new books arrive, so check back often. Since this reflects the books located in each campus’ library, we have separated our new arrivals between campuses so you can browse the most exciting titles nearest to you.
Remember: books can be transferred between campuses, so keep that in mind should you stumble on a title you feel the need to read. These may take a day or two to arrive at your campus, so feel free to check out something else while you wait.
Curious to see if we carry a particular title in our system? Our search page automatically accesses our main catalogue to help you find that book fast. Should you find yourself overwhelmed with a variety of great options, this tab also includes a handy, step-by-step tutorial on how to tailor your search by genres, book types, campuses, etc. These tips work on our general collection too! Do you want to place a hold or renew items? Login with your student ID number and PIN (the last four digits of your student ID) to access your account.
New York Times Best Seller List
Sometimes, we all just need a good book recommendation to help us pick our next read and the collective wisdom of millions of other readers doesn’t disappoint. Every week, we update our New York Times Best Seller’s List to reflect the current rankings of their best titles. Those written in blue are available in our collection. Clicking the link will take you to its specific page in our catalog where you can view its description, location, and current availability.
Every month, we feature books based on a variety of different themes—fitness, biographies, parenting, etc. Our book displays tab keeps you up to date with the featured titles of our various physical displays across both campus library locations. The guide also provides directions and locations for finding them should you wish to visit these displays in person and check a book out.
The Roseman Fun Reading Blog
When your inner book lover needs a literary fix fast, the Roseman Fun Reading Blog should be the first stop on your list. From reading lists to little known reading facts, from explorations of genre to literary holiday alerts, our blog covers a diverse range of topics that all tie back to a core love of reading. Whether you are looking for titles by local authors or curious about the difference between creative non-fiction and memoir, we have a post for you.
Additionally, we also like to use the fun reading blog to make announcements and deliver a few sneak peeks such as upcoming displays or duckie promotions—all the more reason to read or subscribe!
Request a Book
Can’t find the title you are looking for? We want to hear your requests! You can fill out our easy request form online or in person at the library. The whole thing takes less than a minute. All we need is the title, the author’s name, and your email address to get your request processed. If available for ordering, we will contact you as soon as the title arrives and place it on hold so you can have first dibs.
Please note, however, that if the original publishing date is more than two years past, chances are that our vendor does not carry it. If you are not sure of the original publish date, don’t worry about it. Go ahead and make your request normally and we will look into it for you. Either way, we’ll let you know!
As always, if you have any questions for the library, need help accessing resources, or would like a recommendation, please do not hesitate to ask us.