Institute of Jazz Studies

Service Updates

We have extended loan periods for all Rutgers Materials to September 30, 2020. Interlibrary loan due dates have been extended to May 1.

Please don't return any library materials at this time. We'll waive any late fees when you return your items.

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Library services have moved online and physical locations are closed. Read more.

IJS is closed indefinitely, and physical collections, including interlibrary loan, are unavailable. Library services are now online-only. Contact us if you need research assistance: or 973-353-5595 and leave a message. 


All access to the IJS will now be by appointment only

We are working on maintaining a level of service that allows us to help protect our users' and employees' health in light of the spread of COVID-19. We are still providing research assistance, and we're happy to talk to you on the phone, via email, or on Webex. Please reach out with your questions at or call 973-353-5595. Remember to wash your hands and follow the CDC recommendations! We will be back to our regular schedule as soon as the situation is under control. For further information regarding Rutgers University's response and the campus' operating schedule please visit


“Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean”: Revisiting Britain’s #1 Trad Jazz and Blues Singer Ottilie Patterson

Join us for the March 2020 Jazz Research Roundtable featuring Sean Lorre speaking about blues singer Ottilie Patterson.


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