About the University Library

The Robert W. Van Houten Library, NJIT’s university library, houses a core collection of print books, group study rooms and has an Information Commons computer lab with more than 120 computer workstations and wireless access throughout the building. The Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture, Art and Design Library, a branch of the university library, maintains a core collection of architecture, art and design resources.  The University Library has a staff of 24, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The collection comprises over 390,000 volumes with 34 full-text databases, over 55,000 electronic journals, 168,000 ebooks and 222,000 physical holdings.

The Van Houten Library, located in the Central Avenue Building, is about 56,266 square feet and has approximately 600 seats, provides a facility for individual and group study, research, computing, and browsing with wireless access available throughout the building.


The mission of the Robert W. Van Houten library at the New Jersey Institute of Technology is to satisfy the published information and document needs of the NJIT community in pursuit of their educational and research programs in a cost effective, timely manner, and provide a high quality academic learning environment.


The resources of the Van Houten Library at the NJIT primarily support the instructional and research needs of the NJIT community. The library is open to the public for research relating to the NJIT library's unique science and technology collection. Individuals not affiliated with NJIT may be required to show an acceptable identification card. All library users must comply with NJIT library policies.