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Quantitative Finance: Library Resources

This guide is designed for the special needs of students in the MQF program at the Rutgers Business School.

Access to Library Resources

Survival Checklist

Survival Checklist for Rutgers-Newark Students
(Adapted from Ann Watkins, Dana Library)

Basic Tools

1. A valid Rutgers-Newark ID.
Need an ID? Go to the RU ID Card page for updated information.

2. A Net ID 
To create an account, visit any campus computing lab or start at the NetID Management page ( The process takes about 15 minutes. Any questions?  Please phone the Newark Computing Services Department Help Desk, (973) 353-5083

3. Register your library barcode.
To become a library borrower, you must register your barcode by visiting the Circulation Desk at Dana Library and bringing your valid Rutgers-Newark ID with you .  For more information, please phone the Circulation Desk, (973) 353-5161.

4. Links to the online course schedule and the course catalog.

Helpful People, Places, and Services

5. Dana Library's Reference Department staff.
Dana's reference librarians can answer your own questions or provide instruction for your students. Any questions? Please phone: (973) 353-5901. Reference assistance is also available electronically. After you access the Rutgers University Libraries' home page, click "Ask a Librarian".  Reference librarians are also available to offer chat reference during selected hours.  Look for the "Ask a Librarian" dialog box on the University Libraries homepage.

6. RBS Office of Computing Services.
Call the help desk at (973) 353-1821 or email  The office is located in Room 526 in 1 Washington Park.  This office can also help with wireless access for your laptop at 1 Washington Park.

7. Newark Campus Computer Help Desk.
Call 973-353-5083 or visit Hill Hall 109 for assistance from Newark Computing Services.

8. Campus open computing labs.   
Besides the labs at 1 Washington, major open computing labs are located in Hill Hall, Dana Library, and Engelhard Hall.

9. Student Health Center staff.
Physicians, nurses, and other health care providers are available at the Center. The Health Center is located on the first floor, Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue. Any questions? Please phone the Center, (973) 353-5231, or check their Web site

10. Tutors.
Tutors may be available through the department offering the course. They are also available at the Rutgers Learning Center which is located in Room 140, Bradley Hall. Any questions? Please phone the Learning Center, (973) 353-5608 or visit their Web site

11. Shuttle Bus Service.
Rutgers-Newark provides several shuttle bus services to students. Routes connect the campus with the Broad Street Station, Penn Station, and Kearny. An Intercampus Shuttle is available to take students to various locations throughout the campus as well.


Important Places

13. ATM.
The ATM is located in the first floor lobby, Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

14. Quiet places to study.
Libraries are usually quiet and they are open many hours everyday. There are several libraries in Newark where you may study. They include: Dana Library; Rutgers-Newark Law School Library, 1st floor, Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street; George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, 32 Twelfth Avenue; Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Central Avenue Building; and Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street (right next to 1 Washington Place)..

15. Rutgers-Newark campus maps.
Various campus maps are available.

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