Robert W Van Houten Library

Alumni @ NJIT: Library Borrowing

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All alumni have access to the Van Houten Library. Alumni are welcome to visit and browse the collections. While visiting alumni may borrow books from the circulating and reserve collections; use one of our public workstations to access our digital collections such as research databases, e-books, e-journals and much more.

How does it work?

  • You may present your NJIT Alumni card along with a photo ID at the Circulation desk of the Van Houten library and you will be issued an alumni library card.

What services does it provide?

  • Borrowing materials from the circulating and reserve collections
  • Using "My Library Account" to keep track of your borrowed materials and renew online
  • In-library access to online subscribed databases

What services it does not provide?

  • Interlibrary loan: borrowing of non-owned NJIT materials.
  • On-campus access to subscribed ebooks.
  • Off-campus access to subscribed electronic resources and databases including ebooks.

What are the borrowing privilieges?

  • Materials in the circulating collection on the lower level can be borrowed for 28 days
  • Materials in the reserve collection can be borrowed for 1 day, 7 days and 28 days
  • Videotapes for humanities and social sciences can be borrowed for 1 day