Finding Materials Outside the Rutgers University Libraries System

The last post on Finding Materials Within the Rutgers University Libraries System (RULS) explained how to use the Law Library catalog  as well as the Rutgers University Main Library catalog (IRIS) to find materials that you might need for your research.

On occasion, the item that you are looking for may not be within the RULS.  Rutgers University is part of a library consortium that participates in lending materials to other participating institutions, and vice versa.  If the book that you are looking for is not within the RULS, E-Z Borrow is the next step in trying to locate the book.  (Note for users: “Journals or journal articles, e-books, films, videos, CDs, and rare materials are generally not eligible” for circulation using this system.)

If you still can’t find what you need through the RULS or E-Z Borrow, you may place a request through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  First time users must create a unique username and password.  If you are looking for an item on behalf of one of the Rutgers law journals, please use your journal login and password information. After that, it’s a simple matter of filling in the form provided.  The more information you can provide about the item you’re looking for, the better it will help our staff find what you need.  Please be aware that all ILL requests are processed by humans, not by computers, so please do try to use the designated fields on the form.  Please also be aware that it may take several days to fulfill your request.

If you’ve requested an item through RULS or E-ZBorrow, you will receive an email when your item has arrived, and you will be able to pick it up from the circulation desk at Robeson library.  Items requested through ILL will be delivered to the Law Library circulation desk.

The content of this post was inspired by Genevieve Tung.

Written by CDS.


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