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Using the Library: Reciprocal Borrowing

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Students, faculty, and staff at Caldwell University are able to borrow materials directly from other libraries in New Jersey with the reciprocal borrowing programs. See below for more information on the VALE reciprocal borrowing and ReBL reciprocal borrowing programs. Please note all items borrowed directly from other libraries must be returned to those libraries. 

The Caldwell University community also has the option of using inter-library loan (ILL) to request books and articles to be sent directly to the Jennings Library. For more information about inter-library loan, check out our guide to Jennings ILL.

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing

You may want to go to another library and borrow books yourself.  Caldwell students, faculty, and staff can borrow books from various member libraries of the VALE consortium.  Consult the lists of VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Participating Libraries for Faculty and StaffGraduate Students, or Undergraduate Students to determine if you qualify for on-site borrowing privileges at the library you are interested in visiting.  

Before visiting a VALE library, you will first need to fill out a VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form, available at the Jennings Library Information Desk.

You must adhere to all check out dates and fines established by the lending library. All books check out from VALE consortium libraries must be returned to the same VALE consortium library. 

 

ReBL

Reciprocal borrowing is also available from many Essex County public libraries, including several academic libraries, through the ReBL program.  

You must adhere to all check out dates and fines established by the lending library. All books check out from ReBL libraries must be returned to the same ReBL library. 

Stop by the Information Desk or call 973-618-3337 to find out if you qualify for ReBL borrowing privileges.

Can a non Caldwell University affiliated individual borrow from Jennings Library?

There are two options for a non Caldwell University affiliated individual to borrow from Jennings Library.

1. VALE Reciprocal Borrowing- Faculty, students, and staff from participating VALE institutions can borrow up to 3 books from the Jennings Library. Books check out for 28 days with one renewal.  Media items cannot be checked out. You must bring your signed VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application with you to check out an item.

2. ReBL Patrons- ReBL is a reciprocal borrowing program for libraries in Essex County. You must obtain a ReBL sticker from your home Essex County public library. ReBL patrons can borrow up to 3 books from the Jennings Library. Books check out for 28 days with one renewal.  Media items cannot be checked out. Bring your public library card with a ReBL sticker to check out items.

All books borrowed from Jennings Library must be returned to Jennings Library. Please see our Circulation Policies page for over due and lost book fees.