To begin using the Libraries and borrow books you need to register with the Libraries. You will need your Rutgers NetID and library barcode. Guest and
affiliate users without a barcode will be assigned one, and all guests/affiliates will also be issued a PIN. If you don’t have a barcode, and you are an online, out-of-state student, please request a library barcode via the Ask A Librarian form.
Rutgers NetID: The username associated with your Rutgers email account.
Barcode: The 14-digit number beginning with '29030' ,'25145', ‘23008’ or ‘24008’ found on the back of your ID or RUConnection Card.
PIN: a 4-digit personal identification number issued to guest and affiliate borrowers who need PINs to use "My Library Account" and for off-campus access if they are eligible. Rutgers students, faculty, and staff use their NetIDs for online library services and do not need PINs.
You can register your barcode or get a PIN immediately by visiting or phoning the Circulation Desk of any Rutgers library.
Or, you can submit a request to a team of Rutgers Libraries staff by filling out the "Registering with the Rutgers Libraries" form. You will normally receive a registration confirmation within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.