- Access to Services
- Chat Reference Service
- Clips from Analog Tapes or DVDs
- Collection Development
- Copyright Information
- Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
- Distance Education Support
- E-ssentials Newsletter
- Imaging Services
- Library Classes
- Media Booking, Reserves, and Streaming Media
- Open Access and Scholarly Communication
- Recently Hired?
- Reciprocal Borrowing Arrangements
- Research Assistants
- Research Data Services
- Research Guides
- RUcore (Rutgers Community Repository)
- Rutgers Libraries Toolbar
- Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Lab
- Visiting Scholars
Access to Services
Find about how to get the proper accounts to use library restricted resources and services. See: Faculty Access to Services
Chat Reference Service
When classes are in session, the Libraries offer an online chat reference service Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m.-Noon, 2-6 p.m., and 7-10 p.m; Sundays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. During the hours the service is available, the chat box appears on the frontpage of the Libraries' website, at the top of the page. Users can type in any question and chat with a Rutgers librarian on call that day. All inquiries are anonymous.
Clips from Analog Tapes or DVDs
Media Services staff will create a custom DVD of portions of audio and moving image works for faculty to place on Reserve for students. Read more about this pilot service at Media Center Services.
To recommend materials for purchase, please refer to the list of Collection Development / Subject Specialist Librarians for telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Information about copyright policy for electronic reserves is located within Reserve Services, A Guide for Faculty.
Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
Delivery and Interlibrary Loan services offer a variety of options for obtaining items that are not at your local campus library or part of the Rutgers libraries collections.
Distance Education Support
The Libraries offer support for faculty and students on distance education. Find out how to embed library resources into your course management system such as eCollege and Sakai. See: Library Resources and Faculty Support for Distance Education
Introduce your students to Rutgers Libraries. See: Introduction to Rutgers Libraries
Information about the range of library services available to faculty emeriti can be found here.
E-ssentials is a concise twice-a-semester Libraries' publication for Rutgers faculty and teaching assistants. It is an opt-in newsletter, distributed by email, that provides brief news about new library resources, helpful research tips, worthwhile events, and other developments of interest.
To subscribe and view past issues, click here.
Self-service photocopy machines and networked printing are available in the large libraries located on Rutgers' Busch, Camden, College Ave., Cook, Douglass, Newark, and Livingston campuses. Staffed assisted scanning, faxing, and photocopying are available for a fee in Alexander Library and the John Cotton Dana Library. For more information, please see Imaging Services.
We can help you develop library research components for your classes or library workshops for you, your students or your department. Take a look at the Libraries information literacy goals and outcome expectations [PDF].
Would you like to schedule library instruction sessions for your courses?
Here are some handy materials for your courses or syllabus.
Media Booking, Reserves, and Streaming Media
Book media for preview and classroom use with a Media Materials - Booking Form.
Arrangements for placing media materials on reserve on the New Brunswick, Piscataway and Camden campuses will be handled by the Media Center, located in the Douglass Library, using this form. The main viewing location is the Media Center in the Douglass Library. There are smaller viewing facilities (20 students maximum) in Alexander Library and Kilmer Library. Robeson Library has a suite of playback stations in its Reference Section, on the first floor.
For media reserves in Newark, contact Media Services at the Dana Library.
Streaming Media Clips for Reserves
Faculty may request that short sections of audio and moving image material be made available as streaming files on Reserve. Read more about this service at Reserve Services, A Guide for Faculty.
As soon as you activate your unique Rutgers identifier, the NetID, use it to login to the Libraries website from off-campus to begin using electronic resources and services.
As soon as you've obtained your RUconnection photo ID card, register your barcode, the 14-digit number beginning '29030' on the back of your card, to activate borrowing privileges. You can register your barcode by visiting or phoning the Circulation Desk of any Rutgers library, or by submitting a "Registering with the Rutgers Libraries" form online.
Reciprocal Borrowing Arrangements
To borrow from other academic institutions in the Tri-state area, please refer to policies on Cooperative Access Arrangements.
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliographic citation manager which works with most library databases.
To designate a Research Assistant (RA) to checkout and renew books, request delivery of books and articles, and book media for classroom use on your behalf, request a Faculty Research Assistant (RA) Card.
Guides created by subject specialists to help with your research.
Place materials on reserve for a course by filling out a Reserve Request Form (instructors only).
RUcore (Rutgers Community Repository)
RUcore is an open access institutional repository that makes the significant intellectual property of Rutgers University faculty and Rutgers University departments, centers, and institutes permanently and freely accessible for scholars and researchers around the globe.
Rutgers University faculties are invited to deposit the results of their research and professional activity. Your deposits will be preserved and made permanently available in RUcore.
Rutgers Libraries Toolbar
The Rutgers Libraries' Toolbar is a free web browser extension that provides a drop-down menu to library resources, embedded library links on certain popular web pages such as Amazon.com, and new functionality to the "right-click menu" of your mouse.
Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Lab
Members of the Rutgers community can use twelve computers intended for the creation and manipulation of multimedia projects. The lab is located in the Douglass Library. For more information on the resources, staff, and hours of the lab, see: Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Resource Laboratory.
Visiting scholars are eligible for borrowing, delivery, interlibrary loan, and off-campus access to library resources. To use library services, visiting scholars need to:
- Obtain a Rutgers RUConnection ID card by submitting a signed RUconnection ID Card Request Form to the RU Connection Card Office on their campus. Please see the Public Safety Technologies page: Guest ID Cards, for more information.
- Bring their RUconnection ID card and signed RUconnection ID Request form to any Rutgers library circulation desk where staff will issue a library barcode and PIN.
- Use their barcode and PIN to login to the Libraries' web site from off-campus, request delivery and interlibrary loan, and check out materials.