Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

The VALE Reciprocal borrowing agreement is a cooperative onsite borrowing agreement among 50 participating VALE member colleges and universities. Under the agreement, faculty and staff from participating institutions who are in good standing at their home library qualify for onsite borrowing privileges at each other’s libraries.

Faculty, staff, graduate students or undergraduate students must obtain a signed “VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form”, available at their home institution’s library before they can borrow at one of the participating libraries.

Instructions to Faculty, Staff and Students

  • Consult the table below 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.
  • Ask staff at your home library 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.
  • 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.
  • To renew your borrowing privileges, you must present a new application form signed by staff at your home library.
  • 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.

**Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, member libraries may have suspended or modified their reciprocal borrowing programs. Please contact the lending library for their current policy. 

InstitutionFaculty & Staff BorrowingGraduate Students BorrowingUndergraduate Students BorrowingLibrary PoliciesContact PersonNotes
Assumption Collegexxxn/an/a
Atlantic Cape Community College
xxJanet Hauge
Bergen Community CollegexxLibrary PolicyKristen Ko
Berkeley CollegexLibrary PolicyMarlene Doty
Bloomfield CollegexMark Jackson
973-748-9000 ext. 1714
Brookdale Community CollegeLibrary PolicyTara Deedmeyer
Caldwell UniversityRoseann Pennisi
Camden County CollegexxIsabel Gray
856-227-7200, x4405
Centenary University
College of Saint ElizabethRobert Waks
County College of MorrisxLibrary PolicyGeetali Basu
Drew UniversityLibrary PolicyJohanna Edge
Eastwick CollegexSisalee Hecht
Essex County CollegexxRita Willis
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityxDeborah Daniele
Felician UniversityLibrary PolicyElisabeth Gatlin
Georgian Court UniversityLibrary PolicyJeffrey C. Donnelly
Hudson County Community CollegexxEllen Renaud
Jersey Collegex
Kean UniversityMs. Anita Nash
Mercer County Community CollegePamela Price
Middlesex County CollegeCharles Dolan
(732) 906-4252
Monmouth UniversityLibrary PolicyAllison Shields
(732) 571-4413
Montclair State UniversityLibrary PolicyDenise O'Shea
New Brunswick Theological Seminaryxxxn/an/a
New Jersey City UniversityLibrary PolicyColleen Finnegan
New Jersey Institute Of TechnologyLibrary PolicyDoreen Mettle
New Jersey State Libraryxxxn/an/a
Ocean County CollegexxLibrary PolicyDonna Rosinski-Kauz
732-255-0400 x2245
Passaic County Community CollegexLibrary PolicyMibong La
Pillar Collegex
Princeton Theological Seminaryxxxn/an/a
Princeton Universityxxxn/an/a
Ramapo CollegeLibrary PolicyMadel Tisi
Raritan Valley Community CollegeLibrary PolicyChad Peters
(908) 526-1200 x8224
Rider UniversityDarlena Dyton
609-896-5000 x 7214
Rowan College at Burlington CountyxxSherri Glass
609-894-9311 x1244
Rowan College of South Jerseyx
Rowan UniversityLibrary Policy
Rutgers, The State University of NJLibrary Policy
Saint Peters UniversityxLibrary PolicyDaisy DeCoster
Salem Community CollegexxLibrary PolicyJennifer L. Pierce
Seton Hall UniversityLibrary PolicyKaitlin Kehnemuyi
Stevens Institute of TechnologyLibrary PolicyLinda Beninghove
Stockton UniversityGwen Govia
Sussex County Community Collegex
The College of New JerseyLibrary PolicyBethany Sewell
Thomas Edison State Universityxxxn/an/a
Union County CollegexLibrary PolicyTimothy Domick
Warren County Community CollegexxLisa Stoll
William Paterson UniversityLibrary Policy