Robert W Van Houten Library

Faculty Borrowing Policy

Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program (via OCLC)

  • The New Jersey Institute of Technology libraries is now  participating in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program (RFBP) which allows library privileges at over 160 research libraries in Canada and the United States.
  • If a faculty member is planning to do research at another academic institution that participates in this program, a card can be obtained from your home library.
  • The home institution determines who is eligible for a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card.
  • The lending library determines whether the card will be accepted for on-site use and/or borrowing.
  • These privileges vary from institution to institution, and faculty members are bound by the host libraries' own policies.
  • The following can be obtained from your liaison librarian..
    1. list of participating research libraries
    2. brochure outlining all of the rules concerning the program
    3. Reciprocal Faculty Borrower's card

Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program Policy

  • Only faculty members holding valid NJIT picture I.D. cards are eligible to apply for a RFBP card.
  • A card for Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program will be issued to full time faculty for a period of one year.
  • The RFBP card must be completed and signed by your liaison librarian.
  • The liaison librarian and faculty must also complete the RFBP endorsement file.
  • At the time that a card is issued to a faculty member, s(he) will be presented with the program brochure and the information included in the OCLC Name-Address Directory (NAD) regarding the institution(s) s(he) plan(s) to visit.