Rutgers University Groups Reading Alone Together
Are you alone? Are you reading? So are we.
This site aims to channel both the creativity and the anxiety of social distancing into recreational reading. As responsible members of the Rutgers community staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19, we hope to build and strengthen virtual groups by developing engaging activities online, drawing attention to electronic resources, and creating new communities around books.
If you missed our related “corona reads” blog posts, please read our thoughts on “books in the time of corona,” classics that seem relevant for the current moment.
Read a variety of blog posts tagged as RUGRAT.
- How to find ebooks from Rutgers Libraries
- Tips and more guidance in a research guide (LibGuide) on ebooks
- The BWR collection of titles available online
- Ebooks from the Internet Archive that you can “borrow” or download for free
- Virtual Little Free Library (see also Facebook page)
Listen to Audiobooks
- The BWR collection of titles
- Audiobooks from the Internet Archive
- Audiobooks from Librivox
- A list of free options from miscellaneous web sites
Color Our Collection with Archives at Home
- Color Our Collections @Rutgers — download sheets
More from Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
- Archival material for classes and fun: interview-series with Tara Maharjan
- Archives At Home: Fun
- Archives at Home: Maps & Newspapers
- Archives at Home: Exhibits
- Archives at Home: Collections
- Which Rutgers Library are you
More coming soon from BuzzFeed!
- Rutgers Library Quiz on Kahoot!
More coming soon!
Read/write about reading
Talk with others
- Discussion threads on Twitter
We strongly believe that reading can provide comfort, solace, and entertainment. But misery loves company, too: reading can help normalize and channel anxiety!
The goal of the program is to use books to connect people — so we would like to hear from you! Chime in with your ideas, write book recommendations as a guest blogger, or create and share your own book-themed game.