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Visit Other NJ Academic Libaries (VALE Libraries)

You can visit and borrow from other NJ academic libraries once you sign up at Rider University Libaries! Learn how.

VALE Libraries

Rider University belongs to a consortium with other NJ academic libraries called VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment).

You, as a Rider student,  faculty or staff member, may borrow materials from other participating VALE Libraries.

Here's how:

1.  Consult the lists of VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Participating Libraries for Faculty and Staff, for Graduate Students or for Undergraduate Students to determine if you qualify for onsite borrowing privileges at the library you are interested in visiting.  (The links above also include links to the individual libraries' borrowing policies.)

2. Ask staff at your home library (see the Moore or Talbott Circulation Desk) for a VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form and fill it out. If you are applying for privileges at more than one library, you must fill out a form for each library. Library staff at your home library will verify your standing and sign the form.

3. Present the signed application form along with a photo ID at the participating library’s circulation desk. You will be issued borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrower card. Privileges are for one academic year and expire June 30th.

4. To renew your borrowing privileges, you must present a new application form signed by staff at your home library.
5. You will be responsible for complying with the lending library’s circulation policies, including loan periods, overdue fines, recalls, all replacement and processing fees, and for returning all borrowed items directly to the lending library.

(Adapted from the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program webpage)

Participating libraries:

  1. Assumption College for Sisters
  2. Atlantic Cape Community College
  3. Bergen Community College
  4. Berkeley College
  5. Bloomfield College
  6. Brookdale Community College
  7. Caldwell University
  8. Camden County College
  9. Centenary University
  10. County College of Morris
  11. Drew University
  12. Eastwick College
  13. Essex County College
  14. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  15. Felician University
  16. Georgian Court University
  17. Hudson County Community College
  18. Jersey College
  19. Kean University
  20. Mercer County Community College
  21. Middlesex College
  22. Monmouth University
  23. Montclair State University
  24. New Brunswick Theological Seminary
  25. New Jersey City University
  26. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  27. New Jersey State Library
  28. Ocean County College
  29. Passaic County Community College
  30. Pillar College
  31. Princeton Theological Seminary
  32. Princeton University
  33. Ramapo College
  34. Raritan Valley Community College
  35. Rider University
  36. Rowan College at Burlington County
  37. Rowan College of South Jersey
  38. Rowan University
  39. Rutgers, The State University of NJ
  40. Saint Elizabeth University
  41. Saint Peter’s University
  42. Salem Community College
  43. Seton Hall University
  44. Stevens Institute of Technology
  45. Stockton University
  46. Sussex County Community College
  47. The College of New Jersey
  48. Thomas Edison State College
  49. Union County College
  50. Warren County Community College
  51. William Paterson University