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Other Local Book Resources

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing

SHU Libraries is part of VALE's onsite borrowing agreement among 50 New Jersey colleges and universities. Faculty and staff from participating institutions  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 the Circulation Desk on the 2nd Floor of Walsh Libraries. You must fill out one form for each library you plan to visit.  Questions?  Contact circulation@shu.edu.

Be a REBL!

If you've visited the Seton Hall Library and the book you want isn't there, here are some other options!

Depending on where you live or work, there are lots of nearby libraries to visit.

  • South Orange Public Library
    • 65 Scotland Rd,
      South Orange, NJ 07079

    • To find out about getting a library card, visit here: https://www.sopl.org/library-card/
      • Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in South Orange is welcome to get a card. You need a valid ID.
      • You can also get a ReBL sticker (explained below) and use your Seton Hall ID here.
  • Maplewood Public Library
    • There are 2 branches.
      • 129 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood NJ
      • 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood NJ
    • Maplewood residents, as well as those who work in Maplewood or go to the Maplewood/South Orange Public Schools, are entitled to a free card at the Maplewood Public Library. For others, a card is $100 for the year. Find out about it here: https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/about-library-cards-landing
    • You can also get a ReBL sticker (explained below) and use your Seton Hall ID here.

If you're willing to go further for books, here are some other options!

  • New York Public Libraryhttps://www.nypl.org/
    • The application for a permanent or a temporary card can be found here: https://www.nypl.org/library-card/new
      • NYPL's website states that, "When applying for a New York Public Library card in person, or providing proof of their identity to validate a card received in the mail, an applicant must show proof that he/she lives, works, attends school, or pays property taxes in New York State"
      • If you do not live, work, attend school, or pay property taxes in New York State, you can request a temporary, 3 month library card. 
    • NYPL branch locations can be found here: https://www.nypl.org/locations
  • New Jersey State Library
    • To get a State Library card, New Jersey residents, state university employees, college students attending school in New Jersey, and anyone employed in New Jersey must visit the State Library in person
    • 185 West State Street, Trenton NJ
    • With this card, you may borrow one physical book or audiobook at a time and use the onsite computers for database access.
    • Borrowed material must be picked up in person but can be mailed back.
    • This collection is available through interlibrary loan.