Collections of the Rutgers Law Library Now Discoverable in QuickSearch
Did you know you can now search the combined collections of all the Rutgers libraries—including the Rutgers Law Library—in one place? As of January 2020, the collections of the Rutgers Law Library are now discoverable in QuickSearch, including thousands of legal books, journals, government documents, and audiovisual resources. Not only are these resources more visible to the wider Rutgers community, but students and faculty can also request to have circulating items delivered to their local campus library. Meanwhile, Law School users can now search their local holdings alongside the vast, multidisciplinary collections of Rutgers University Libraries.
Naturally, a change of this magnitude is bound to raise some questions. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the addition of the Rutgers Law Library to QuickSearch. If you have additional questions, please email us at libraries.rutgers.edu/help_email.
Q: What Law Library resources are discoverable in QuickSearch?
A: All materials previously represented in the Law Library catalog (CALICO) are now discoverable in QuickSearch. This includes the collections of both the Camden and Newark campuses of the Rutgers School of Law.
Q: Can circulating materials from the Law Library be borrowed or requested by non-Law School patrons?
A: Yes. All circulating Law materials can be borrowed or requested by non-Law School patrons. Similarly, Law School patrons may borrow or request circulating items from any of the Rutgers Libraries.
Q: Are borrowing policies and lending periods for Law materials the same as they are for other library materials?
A: Yes. The same lending policies apply to all library materials no matter which library the item is borrowed from.
Q: Are there any resources that are restricted to Law School patrons only?
A: Yes. Due to licensing restrictions, certain electronic resources are only accessible to Law School patrons. These resources are visible to all QuickSearch users but include a note indicating that access is restricted to Rutgers Law School students, faculty, and staff [view example].
Q: How can I report a problem or error?
A: Large-scale data migrations almost always introduce some irregularities. Data cleanup is a necessary part of any migration and is expected to continue until the end of February 2020. Until this cleanup is complete, users may notice minor errors or inconsistencies when searching QuickSearch. To notify the library about an issue, please use the “Report a problem” link in QuickSearch or email us at libraries.rutgers.edu/help_email.
Q: Does the Law Library have its own custom version of QuickSearch?
A: Yes. A custom version of QuickSearch has been created specifically for Law School patrons and is available at: quicksearch.libraries.rutgers.edu/law. Users can choose to search all library materials or limit their search to the physical holdings of the Law Library.
Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
A: Please email us your questions and comments at libraries.rutgers.edu/help_email.