Use of Other Libraries

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library participates in several reciprocal borrowing programs. Members of the WPUNJ community are 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. Please be advised that not all libraries are accessible by the public, you may wish to check the Library's homepage and/or check with the Reference Desk before attempting to visit another area library.

PALS Plus:

WPUNJ faculty, staff, and students may borrow from the following public libraries: Bloomingdale, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Haledon, Little Falls, North Haledon, Orange, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, or West Paterson. Bring your barcoded WPUNJ ID card and a second form of identification to register at the public library.

VALE for Faculty:

WPUNJ faculty may borrow from the following academic libraries participating in the VALE program: http://www.valenj.org/services-resources/faculty-glossary-members See the Lending Services Desk to obtain a signed VALE reciprocal borrowing application form, which is required for each library you wish to visit. Borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrowing card are for one academic year and expire June 30th. A signed application form and a valid, barcoded WPUNJ ID are required to register at VALE libraries.

VALE for Students:

WPUNJ graduate students may borrow from the following academic libraries in the VALE program: http://www.valenj.org/services-resources/grad-glossary-members/all See the Lending Services Desk to obtain a signed VALE reciprocal borrowing application form, which is required for each library you wish to visit. Borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrowing card are for one academic year and expire June 30th. A signed application form and a valid, barcoded WPUNJ ID are required to register at VALE libraries.

WPUNJ undergraduate students may borrow from the following academic libraries in the VALE program: http://www.valenj.org/services-resources/under-grad-glossary-members/all See the Lending Services Desk to obtain a signed VALE reciprocal borrowing application form, which is required for each library you wish to visit. Borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrowing card are for one academic year and expire June 30th. A signed application form and a valid, barcoded WPUNJ ID are required to register at VALE libraries.

Princeton University Libraries:

http://libweb.princeton.edu/
The Cheng Library purchases a Princeton Access Card, which allows access to any of the Princeton University Libraries. The card does not permit borrowing. The Princeton Access Card may be obtained at the Reference Desk and will be lent to WPUNJ faculty for a one-week period.

A researcher may make individual arrangements to use the Princeton Libraries. An individual may purchase an Access Card on a weekly ($27), monthly ($54), or annual ($230) basis. For $580 per year, an individual may obtain borrowing privileges from Princeton. Arrangements to use Princeton Libraries may be made through the Access Office: 609-258-5737.

Columbia University Libraries:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/
Faculty who live outside the New York metropolitan area are granted reading privileges for up to 5 consecutive days in any one semester without charge upon presentation of a valid, barcoded WPUNJ ID card.An individual may also purchase a monthly pass to read ($55) or to borrow ($100). Arrangements must be made through the Library Information Office, Butler Library: 212-854-7309.

New York University Libraries:

http://library.nyu.edu/
Faculty may obtain one-day courtesy reading privileges upon presentation of a valid, barcoded WPUNJ ID card. Individuals may purchase for $225 an access card for a year. For an additional $600 per year, an individual may obtain borrowing privileges. Arrangements must be made through the Access Card Office: 212-998-2246.

New York Public Library:

http://www.nypl.org
Access cards for the Research Libraries of New York Public Library are free to all researchers regardless of their place of residency. Apply for an access card in person or online: http://www.nypl.org/research/general/apply.html or call 212-930-0830 for more information.

Please confirm the hours of access or information office and the library by phone before visiting these research libraries. Hours may vary from semester to semester.

For information about libraries not listed here, please contact the Reference Desk. For additional information, please contact:
Cheng Library Reference Desk: 973-720-2116
Cheng Library Lending Services Desk: 973-720-3180
Cheng Library Lending Policy: http://www.wpunj.edu/library/lending.dot
VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Programs: http://www.valenj.org/newvale/recbor/