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English 201 Research in the Disciplines

Navigating the Libraries: Overview

How do you access the library website and search for resources?

The information on this page will teach you how to access the plethora of resources available through the Rutgers University Libraries.

  • Watch the video, "Using the Rutgers University Libraries Website" to learn how to search for resources through this platform.
  • Review "Accessing the Libraries from Off-Campus" and "Accessing the Libraries from a Mobile Device" to learn how to connect to the library website from different locations.
  • Review "Activating Your Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Account."


Use QuickSearch to find and access a variety of resources, including books available at the libraries.

To learn more about the basics of and how to navigate QuickSearch, please watch the video below:

Accessing the Libraries from Off-Campus

All  resources and services from the libraries are available to you off-campus. When you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your netID when you try to access Rutgers-restricted resources, such as databases.

Accessing the Libraries from a Mobile Device

To utilize the libraries' resources and services on your mobile device, download the "Rutgers University" app, available in both iOS and Android. Tap the "Libraries" icon on the left-hand sidebar, and you will be directed to a mobile-friendly version of the libraries' home page.

Activating Your Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Account

Interlibrary loan and article delivery will be incredibly useful services during your time at Rutgers.

Article Delivery takes hard copies of articles from the Rutgers Libraries and creates PDFs for you, so you don't have to track down the articles yourself. In addition, if the Libraries do not have access to an article or book (either in hard copy or electronically), the libraries will arrange to get a copy for you. In the case of articles, an electronic copy is often available to you in only 1-2 days.

Follow the link to set up your InterLibrary Loan account, so it will be available when you need it:

InterLibrary Loan Registration

If you have any problems setting up an account, please call 848-932-6000, and choose option 2.


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