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Library Resources for Graduate and Doctoral Students

What is VALE Reciprocal Borrowing?

VALE is a consortium of academic libraries in New Jersey. The VALE consortium of libraries agreed to extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to their respective full-time faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

By filling out a form at the Jennings Library, Caldwell University students can borrow items directly from any of the participating libraries. 

How does reciprocal borrowing work?

  • Ask circulation staff at Jennings 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 an individual form for each library. Circulation staff at Jennings 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 a circulation staff member of the Jennings 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.