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Take Your Library Privileges on the Road with the PALCI Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Program

October 20, 2016
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Problem: It’s Thanksgiving break and your research paper deadline is looming. You’re already back home for the weekend when you realize you’re missing that one source that’ll help wrap up your project. Or maybe you simply need to get out of the house and into a place where you can focus and get work done.

Solution: The PALCI Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Program!

We are happy to announce that the PALCI borrowing program has been extended to include Rutgers students and staff. This means that students and staff in addition to faculty are now eligible to borrow materials or use library spaces in any participating PALCI library.

PALCI, or the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., is a group of nearly 70 academic and research libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York. More than 30 of these libraries are now offering guest access to Rutgers students and staff.

Applying for guest access is easy:

  • Confirm that the host library (the non-Rutgers library you want to visit) participates in the program.
  • Complete the authorization form and bring it to the circulation desk at a Rutgers library. We will sign and return it to you.
  • Take your signed form to the host library when you visit to complete the registration.

Please note that you will be responsible for following the host library’s due dates and policies as well as returning borrowed items to the host library.

For more information, visit the PALCI website.