With holdings of over three million volumes, the Rutgers University Libraries rank among the nation's top research
libraries. Comprised of twenty-six libraries, centers, and reading rooms located on Rutgers' campuses in New
Brunswick/Piscataway, Camden, and Newark, and RU-Online, a digital library, the Libraries provide the resources and
services necessary to support the university's mission of teaching, research, and service.
There are two large research libraries on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses: the Library of Science and Medicine,
which houses the primary collections in behavioral, biological, earth and pharmaceutical sciences, and engineering; and
the Archibald S. Alexander Library, which provides extensive humanities and social sciences collections. The Mabel
Smith Douglass Library supports undergraduate education and houses the primary collections for women's studies and the
performing arts. The Kilmer Library is the primary business library in New Brunswick and provides support for
undergraduate instruction. There are also several specialized libraries and collections in the New Brunswick/Piscataway
area including Alcohol Studies, Art, Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library, East Asian, Mathematical
Sciences, Music, Physics, and Special Collections and University Archives. The Scholarly Communication Center supports
the development and integration of scholarly / scientific / educational information into the mainstream through a wide
range of innovative digital services, while the Margery Somers Fosters Center is a resource center and digital archive
on women, scholarship, and leadership.
A reading room for graduate students is located in the Alexander Library. In addition to study space, the Graduate
Reading Room includes graduate reserve materials, a non-circulating collection of standard works in the social sciences
and humanities, and locked carrels for students working on their dissertations.
The John Cotton Dana Library in Newark (which also houses the Institute of Jazz Studies) supports all undergraduate and
graduate programs offered on the Newark campus with an emphasis on business, management, and nursing. The Robeson
Library houses a broad liberal arts collection, which supports all undergraduate and graduate programs offered on the
Camden campus. Law libraries are also located on both the Camden and Newark campuses and have separate policies and
online catalogs. The law library at Newark houses the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice.