InterLibrary Loan & Article Delivery for Distance Learning

Materials such as book, article, patent, thesis, report, can be ordered through the Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery Services Office at the Van Houten Library. The Interlibrary Loan staff will arrange for the delivery of books and photocopies of articles, either by email, mail or fax. Materials not owned by the NJIT library will be obtained from another library.

Please note: The Van Houten Library cannot provide course related textbooks, workbooks, or software as required by course instructor.

Request books / articles Request to renew borrowed books
Number of items that can be borrowed Fines & fees for late or non return of borrowed books

Request books and/or articles via one of the following methods

  1. Use the Online Library Service Forms for distance learning (preferred).

  2. Fax your completed order form to: 1-973-642-7862

  3. Mail your completed form to:
    Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Service Office
    Robert W. Van Houten Library
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ 07102-1982

  4. Note: Materials owned and available at the NJIT library will be processed and shipped within two business days upon receipt of request. The standard loan period for NJIT materials is twenty eight days. Because of the extra time involved in delivering materials, there will be a ten days grace period (i.e. 38 days) for NJIT distant learning students.

    Note: Materials that the NJIT library must order from another library will take longer to receive. Photocopies of requested articles will be 1) email as an PDF file or 2) shipped directly to your mailing address as indicated on the Online Library Service Forms.

Number of items that can be borrowed

A maximum of 10 items per semester will be issued to a Distance Learning student. This includes journal articles, books, and interlibrary loan documents ordered through the library.

Request to renew borrowed books

A Renewal Request Form located on the back cover of the book should be completed and this information about renewal can be sent before the due date in the following ways:

  1. Phone the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Office at (973) 596-3204

  2. E-mail your request at

  3. Fax your request to (973) 642-7862

The NJIT Library will either fax or email your confirmation of the renewal provided that the item(s) was(were) not requested by someone else. Books obtained from other libraries may not be renewable, depending upon the lending library's policy.

Fines & fees for late or non return of borrowed books on time

Late or non-return of NJIT owned materials will be fined at the standard library rate (view Circulation Policy , under fines and lost or damaged materials category.)

Late return of materials on loan from other institutions may result in a hold placed on your diploma/transcript, larger late fees, and possible fines and fees of a lending institution when applicable.