Carr Library


James Dickson Carr Library (formerly Kilmer Library) on Livingston campus in Piscataway is part of the New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University Libraries. It is the primary business library in New Brunswick and provides support for undergraduate instruction. The library is a popular spot for students who want to study with friends at the tables on the first floor, find a quiet carrel on the second, study with team members in Group study rooms, or take advantage of one of the largest computing and printing labs on campus. With our location close to the center of campus and adjacent to the student center, the library is busier than ever and is a hub of academic activity.

On February 8, 2017 the Board of Governors voted to name Kilmer library in honor of James Dickson Carr, Rutgers’ first African American graduate. Carr was an excellent scholar who studied classics at Rutgers and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He went on to attend Columbia Law School and became the Assistant District Attorney for New York County. Kilmer Area Library was built in 1971 on land that was formerly part of Camp Kilmer (hence the original name).

Service Updates

While library building access is limited, you can request items from most of our circulating collections via Click and Collect. ILL, E-ZBorrow, UBorrow, and Article Delivery are available, and several locations are accepting returns.

Most of our services are available online. We’re here to support your remote teaching and research and remote learning.

Today's Hours | All Hours and Locations

1 pm–6 pm
12 pm–1 pm *at-risk only

Library building access is limited. Library services are online and collections are accessible via Click and Collect.


  • Business  (Second floor)
  • Careers (First floor)
  • Recreational Reading (First floor)


Locations and Spaces

James Dickson Carr Library

Carr Library