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A Trick to Find Popular Books at RUL: Advanced Search
TIP: Frustrated by the many results? Use the ADVANCED SEARCH function in QuickSearch and change the pull down menu to TITLE and AUTHOR. Add "Harry Potter" and "Rowling" in the respective boxes. Then, in the left column, under RESOURCE TYPES, check the BOOKS box. Once you found a book, you may want to scroll down to the bottom and browse other titles.
Harry Potter Books in Print
Rutgers Libraries do not have any Harry Potter books available electronically. In addition to your local public library, the Internet Archive has both audio books (American version read by Jim Dale, British by Stephen Fry) and ebooks to borrow for 14 days with a free account.
Caution: although many web sites offer free downloads of Harry Potter (e.g., legitimately, with Audible trial), please be careful with these sources. Everyone loves Harry Potter, including the hackers!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
THE DURSLEYS were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone-or something-starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry Potter himself!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
"J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder."--Provided by publisher.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
The next volume in the thrilling, moving, bestselling Harry Potter series will reach readers June 21, 2003 -- and it's been worth the wait! We could tell you, but then we'd have to Obliviate your memory.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
It all comes down to this - a final faceoff between good and evil. You plan to pull out all the stops, but every time you solve one mystery, three more evolve. Do you stay the course you started, despite your lack of progress? Do you detour and follow a new lead that may not help? Do youlisten to your instincts, or your friends? Lord Voldemort is preparing for battle and so must Harry. With Ron and Hermione at his side, he's trying to hunt down Voldemort's Horcruxes, escape danger at every turn, and find a way to defeat evil once and for all. How does it all end?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) by
Publication Date: 2016-07-31
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Harry Potter @RU
Rutgers Chapter of Harry Potter Alliance
The Rutgers Chapter of Harry Potter Alliance hopes to utilize the zeal and interest regarding the Harry Potter universe to bring about change in the real world. In addition, it hopes to serve Rutgers and its students by providing a place to socialize and have fun while making a difference in the lives of real people.
Rutgers Quidditch Team
From their page:
Established in 2012, we are a team in the Mid-Atlantic Region under United States Quidditch.
New players are always welcome, so feel free to message us (or just show up) if you would like to try it out!
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