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Rutgers University Libraries Company Information

  • New Brunswick
  • 08901
  • New Jersey
  • United States


Located in the state’s largest city and serving a broader metropolitan area, Rutgers University-Newark is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not merely in, but of its environment. With close ties to the Newark community, the university recognizes its location as a defining influence and source of distinctive strength in attracting new generations of students hungry for the opportunities afforded by gaining a first-rate higher education in a major American urban center; recruiting faculty who vigorously embrace the opportunity to produce high-impact scholarship, engage the community, and prepare these students for professional success and informed citizenship; and retaining staff committed to the advancement of an inclusive campus culture focused on excellence. Classified as an R2 Doctoral University (Higher research activity) by the Carnegie Classification, Rutgers-Newark enrolls 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its seven schools: Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, School of Criminal Justice, Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick. The campus is in the University Heights section of Newark and is accessible via mass transit. Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university - serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository

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