University Libraries

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The libraries of the university offer many online and print resources for students and scholars.

Rutgers University–Newark has several libraries that serve students and community members.

The John Cotton Dana Library

The main library resource on campus, the Dana Library offers 600,000 books, bound periodicals, and government publications; 600,000 items in micro-format; and 1,500 audiovisual items. As part of the Rutgers University libraries, the Dana Library also has access to tens of thousands of electronic journals and books in all academic disciplines. The Dana Library's gallery and exhibition areas host art exhibitions, while special events and concerts are hosted year-round on the fourth floor.

The Institute of Jazz Studies

Located on the fourth floor of the Dana Library, the Institute of Jazz Studies is the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world.

Other Libraries

In addition to the Dana Library and the Institute of Jazz Studies, major libraries for law and criminal justice are located in the Center for Law and Justice. Rutgers–Newark students and faculty can also take advantage of the resources of the entire Rutgers library system and the nearby Newark Public Library.

Our libraries are much more than collections of books and other media. We have a staff of reference librarians who can help you with your research needs and guide you on how to use the many resources that the libraries offer.

Key Contacts

Dana Library

(973) 353-5911
Dana Library
185 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

For the Reference Desk, please contact: (973) 353-5911

For the Circulation Desk, please contact: (973) 353-5161

Natalie Borisovets

Head of Public Services
(973) 353-5909
Dana Library

Please contact Natalie Borisovets directly for information regarding University Libraries.