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VALE Reciprocal Borrowing

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing

The VALE Reciprocal borrowing agreement is a cooperative onsite borrowing agreement among 62 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 and students who borrow materials from the participating libraries are 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.

Libraries Participating in this Program

VALE is composed of member institutions. Individuals participate in VALE through their employer library. Seton Hall University Libraries is a participating member of VALE.

You can view a listing of all VALE member libraries their locations here.

How to Apply for Access/Borrowing Privileges

To obtain an application form

  • contact Lisa DeLuca, Assistant Dean for Public Services, University Libraries (973) 761- 7959 or
  • come to the Circulation Desk (2nd floor Walsh Library) during our hours of operation.
  • bring your current SHU ID.
  • request and fill out the application form.

Once you've completed the application form, you then present it at the participating library's Circulation Desk, along with your current valid photo ID. The participating library will issue you borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrower card valid through June 30. Privileges are for one academic year and expire on June 30.