Students, Faculty, Staff, Emeriti

Using the Libraries

Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (including faculty emeriti, guest faculty, visiting scholars and students, and RBHS volunteer faculty) have access to all Rutgers Libraries services:

Use your Rutgers ID to check out books. You may also need your ID to access some libraries, or to use any library after 10pm. You may use your NetID and password to manage your account and request books and articles.

Emeriti without a NetID will need to register prior to using library resources by visiting or calling any library circulation desk. You'll receive a barcode and password for borrowing books and accessing electronic resources. Once established, your account will be renewable annually. (Emeriti with a NetID only need to renew every 10 years.)

You can check out items up to one month in advance of starting classes or working at Rutgers. Bring a valid Rutgers ID card or proof of current registration or employment to the circulation desk of any Rutgers library. Visiting scholars should also bring an appointment letter.

Access to online resources

Students, faculty, and staff have access to our subscription databases and other licensed digital resources from off-campus. Use your NetID or library barcode and password to log in. 

RBHS volunteer faculty (including preceptors) need to obtain a NetID. Contact Yini Zhu (Smith Library, Newark) (email or 973-972-9551) or Victoria Wagner (RWJ Library, New Brunswick) (email or 732-235-7606) for more information.

Loan Periods

Rutgers students, faculty, and staff may borrow books for a full semester, except for George F. Smith Library and Robert Wood Johnson Library books, which circulate for 6 weeks to all borrowers. See the Interlibrary Loan page for information about loan periods for E-ZBorrow, UBorrow, other ILL materials, and Article Delivery services.

All books are subject to recall and may be assigned a new due date, but you are guaranteed a minimum loan period of 14 days.

Most media (DVDs, CDs, etc.) circulates to current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff for 7 days, unless on reserve for a class.


If you have questions regarding borrowing privileges or access to library resources or services, call or visit the circulation department of any Rutgers library, or ask us via email or chat.