Smith & RWJ Libraries' Users
Electronic Resources – eJournals/Databases
Wireless & Remote Access
Note: The law libraries are not part of the Rutgers University Libraries system.
For information about the law libraries in Newark and Camden, please contact them directly.
Are the libraries at Rutgers and UMDNJ being combined?
Yes, the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences (Smith) in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Library of the Health Sciences in New Brunswick became part of the Rutgers University Libraries system on July 1, 2013.
Are any library locations closing?
No, none of the Rutgers or UMDNJ library locations
will close as a result of the merger. The Smith and RWJ Libraries have become part of the Rutgers University Libraries system.
May I visit any library location?
Yes, any user can visit any of the Rutgers University Libraries locations in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark or Camden including the Smith and RWJ Libraries. Bring your university ID. View the hours
for each of the libraries.
What borrowing and access privileges do I have?
Please refer to this document
[PDF] for borrowing and access privileges.
How do I contact my favorite library location or faculty/staff member?
How will the Libraries’ websites change?
The Rutgers University Libraries website changed on June 26, 2013. The site was completely redesigned and includes links to Smith and RWJ Libraries. The Health Sciences Libraries' sites have been updated to include Rutgers branding.
What items are included in the Rutgers Libraries Catalog?
All items in the Rutgers University Libraries, including the Smith and RWJ Libraries are included in the
. A Health Sciences catalog portal
is available if you would like to search for items most relevant to health sciences disciplines.
May I order books from other library locations?
Yes, all Smith and RWJ Libraries books will be included in the . You can place a request to have any available item delivered to your library location of choice.
Where can I return my books?
You may return your books to any Rutgers University Libraries location including the Smith and RWJ Libraries.
May I order journal articles from the Smith or RWJ Libraries' collections?
Electronic Resources (eJournals/Databases)
Do I have access to all of the Smith and RWJ Libraries' electronic journals?
Because of the restrictions outlined in our current electronic journal licenses, as of July 1, you may not have access to some of the electronic journals currently licensed by UMDNJ. UMDNJ-licensed electronic journals are being renegotiated to include access for all Rutgers users. Access to all resources is anticipated no later than Jan 1, 2014. Until access is established, you can use Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery
to request a PDF file of UMDNJ-licensed content beginning on Jul 1, 2013.
Do I have access to all of the Smith and RWJ Libraries' online databases?
Because of the restrictions outlined in our current online database licenses, as of July 1, you may not have access to some of the databases currently licensed by UMDNJ. UMDNJ-licensed online databases are being renegotiated to include access for all Rutgers users. Access to all resources is anticipated no later than Jan 1, 2014.
I am a member of a joint Rutgers/UMDNJ program. Do I still have access to resources from both library systems?
As a member of a joint program, you are eligible to access all Rutgers- and UMDNJ-licensed electronic journals and online databases. Your access permissions should have continued uninterrupted.
Wireless & Remote Access
Can I log in to the wireless networks at all Rutgers locations (including former UMDNJ sites)?
Yes, anyone with a NetID and password should be able to log in to the Rutgers wireless networks (RUWireless and RUWireless Secure). UMD CORE Accounts became NetID accounts on July 1. Former UMDNJ locations are broadcasting the Rutgers wireless networks as well as their legacy wireless networks. For more information about NetID conversion and activation, please visit the OIT FAQ
I have a CORE account. How do I get a Rutgers NetID?
UMDNJ CORE accounts were automatically converted to NetIDs. You may have to activate your NetID at https://netid.rutgers.edu/activateNetId.htm. For more information about NetID conversion and activation, please visit the OIT FAQ.
How do I log in for remote access to library resources?
You use your Rutgers NetID username and password to log in for remote access. Your NetID is the same username and password you use for your email. When you log in remotely, you will have access to all Rutgers-licensed electronic journals and resources. Smith and RWJ Libraries-licensed content will be added as licenses are renegotiated. This process is expected to be complete by January 1, 2014 at which time remote access will allow you to use any of our electronic resources.
Are there any changes to the Rutgers Libraries interlibrary loan services?
There are no changes in ILL service.
Can I take librarian-led classes offered at any library location?
Yes, you can take classes offered at any Rutgers University Libraries location.
Can I download EndNote? Do I have access to RefWorks?
EndNote: Legacy UMDNJ users still have access to EndNote through the Smith and RWJ Libraries. More information is available at http://libraries.umdnj.edu/EndNote/. Legacy Rutgers users are not included in the EndNote license.
RefWorks: All users with a NetID have access to RefWorks through a Rutgers-wide site license.
My question isn’t answered here.
Please call the Alexander Library Reference desk at 848-932-7509 ([see hours
]), or send any unanswered questions to us at Ask a Librarian
and we'll get back to you right away. Legacy UMDNJ users may also contact the Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 973-972-4358) or RWJ (email@example.com
, 732-235-7604) Libraries directly.