Services & Information for Faculty


Learn about EndNote, Zotero, and Refworks.

Resources on intellectual property, acceptable use, and Rutgers policies. You may also wish to consult the acceptable uses of licensed digital resources.

Find out where to deposit your work and learn more about open access issues and scholarly communication initiatives.

The libraries can help you plan, organize, share, and preserve your research data.

Utilize the Book Purchase Recommendation Form to request that the libraries consider purchasing a book for use in you teaching or research.

Teaching Support

The Libraries offer support for faculty and students on distance education.

We can help you:
• develop library research components for your classes
• deliver library workshops for you, your students, or your department
Take a look at the Libraries information literacy goals and outcome expectations [PDF].
Here are some useful materials for your courses or syllabus.
Here are some useful resources about the Library tutorials.

Request a library instruction session for your class

Media (either owned by the Libraries or requests for new purchases) can be placed on reserve using the reserves request form. For questions, send us an email.

There are viewing locations in Douglass Library and smaller facilities (20 students maximum) in Alexander Library and Carr Library. Robeson Library has a suite of playback stations in its Reference Section, on the first floor.

The Open and Affordable Textbooks Program provides funds to faculty who convert their courses to low- and no-cost materials. Learn more and apply for an award.

Learn about services and policies for putting print and electronic materials on reserve, or go directly to the reserve request form.

Utilize the Book Purchase Recommendation Form to request that the libraries consider purchasing a book for use in you teaching or research.

Use the Library

Options for obtaining materials from other campuses or libraries.
You can also learn more about borrowing from other academic institutions in the area.

To designate a Research Assistant (RA) to check out and renew books, request delivery of books and articles, and book media for classroom use on your behalf, request to set him or her up as a Proxy.

A range of library services are available to faculty emeriti.

Visiting scholars are eligible for borrowing, delivery, interlibrary loan, and off campus access to library resources. To use library services, you will need to:

  • Obtain a Rutgers RUConnection ID card by submitting a signed RUconnection ID Card Request Form to the RU Connection Card Office on your campus. Please see the Identity and Access Management page about Guest ID Cards for more information.
  • Bring your RUconnection ID card and signed RUconnection ID Request form to any Rutgers library circulation desk where staff will issue a library barcode and password.
  • Use your barcode and password to log in to the Libraries' website from off campus, request delivery and interlibrary loan, and check out materials.