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Find library locations, quiet study spaces, and coffee shops across the campus and in downtown New Brunswick.
Don't worry about bringing your coffee to the library. "The consumption of food and drinks are permitted, except in designated areas," according to Rutgers University Libraries policy.
Libraries & Centers (New Brunswick/Piscataway)
Rutgers University has libraries across all New Brunswick campuses. Each has a unique collection focus and personality. Many have designated quiet floors or spaces. Find one that fits your needs.
Note: if you find a book in our catalog, and it is in a library you never visit, use Book Delivery and have it sent to the a convenient library location. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, new options have been put in place for Click and Collect services for materials placed on hold, and options for personal delivery of library items.If we don't own what you need, use our interlibrary loan and delivery services.
On the Voorhees Mall, next to the Zimmerli Art Museum
The Art Library has over 90,000 volumes related to the Arts, plus a graduate reading room and study space.
Stop by to check out our Exhibition spaces!
Graduate carrels at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library can be reserved for an academic year. The contact for these carrels is Andy Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Douglass Access Services.
Douglass Graduate Carrels are available for ABDs in an academic department located on the Douglass Campus.
Performing Arts Graduate Carrels are available for graduate students in the Mason Gross School of the Arts or in the Ed.M. (Masters of Education) Dance Education Program.
"The Margery Somers Foster Center is a unit of Rutgers University Libraries dedicated to developing co-curricular initiatives on visual technology and networked culture. The co-curricular programs promote expressive communication through the use of multimedia, while challenging Rutgers students to engage critically with structures of inequality grounded in alternative accounts of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality."
Carr is the primary business library in New Brunswick. Also note, especially if you teach classes, Carr provides support for undergraduate instruction.
Includes instructional and group study spaces, as well as a quiet meditation room on the lower level.
The Rutgers University Libraries Annex is a remote storage facility located on the Busch Campus. The Libraries Annex opened in 1982 and the three-story construction is designed to house approximately one-half million volumes in a closed stacks temperature-controlled environment. Infrequently used periodicals, monographs, government documents, and archives are stored at the Libraries Annex.
Some materials may be used on-site and/or requested for book delivery.
Many, however, do not circulate, due to age or fragile condition, and may require special permission for use. See the website for more details.