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Borrowing - University Center Students

University Center faculty, administrators and students have borrowing privileges at the Evelyn S. Field Library.

Current University Center partners include:

  • Centenary University
  • Rutgers University

University Center patrons should register with the Library at the Check Out Desk by presenting their driver's license and proof of registration at a University Center college. They will then be issued an RVCC Library card. This card must be presented to check out Library materials. This is to ensure prompt and accurate service. In addition, only the owner of the card will be allowed to make Library transactions.

Accounts remain active for one semester.

Materials borrowed from the RVCC library must be returned to the RVCC library. They may not be returned to the partnering institution’s library.

Loan Periods

Material Type # of Items

Loan Period

Renewals(Period) Fines Recall fines Max. Fine per Item Replacement Cost1
Books(Circulating) 20 28 days 2(14 days) - $1.00/day $5.00 $45.00
Reference Books


- - - - - -
DVDs/Videos(Circulating) 3 7 days 1(7 days) - $1.00/day $5.00 $30.00
Audiobooks 3 28 days 2(14 days) - $1.00/day $5.00 $60.00
Interlibrary Loan ² - - - $0.25/day - - -
Hourly Reserve Items3 2 2 hours - $1.00/hour - $10.00 $200.00
One-Day Reserve Items 2 24 hours - $1.00/hour - $10.00 $200.00
Three-Day Reserve Items 2 48 hours - $1.00/hour - $10.00 $200.00
Markers/Calculator/USB,etc.3 2 3 hours - $1.00/hour - $10.00 $15.00
Laptops3 1 3 hours - $15.00/hour - $15.00 $500.00
Maps 3 7 days 1(7 days) - $1.00/day $5.00 $15.00

1Cost stated is the default cost.  Actual cost may vary by item and does not include mandatory $5 processing fee.

2Interlibrary loan period and fees/costs are determined by the lending library and will vary by item.

3Items are for in-Library use only.

Overdue Charges

Late fines will be applied to items returned after the due date if they have been requested by another patron. University Center Faculty, Administrators and Students will receive five overdue notices, indicating which items are checked out. If an item checked out to a University Center patron is requested by another patron, the current patron will receive a notice and a reminder, indicating which of the items they checked out have been recalled. Replacement and processing fees will be applied for any unreturned items and the patron will receive a bill. This results in a Hold being placed on the patron’s library account. Borrowing privileges are suspended until the items are returned and the overdue fines paid, or until the patron pays lost book fees.

If a University Center patron has fines which have been left unpaid for over a year, or are in excess of $5.00, or has a lost book, they must pay the fines before borrowing additional books.

Course Reserves

University Center faculty members may place a variety of items on reserve for their classes, including class notes and lectures, supplemental books and articles, or DVDs and/or videos. Course reserve materials may only be checked out with a University Center ID card and, in most cases, do not leave the library.

Interlibrary Loan Materials

University Center Faculty, Administrators and Students may borrow books and request articles from other libraries through the free-of-charge Interlibrary Loan Service.  Visit the library’s Interlibrary Loan page for complete details.

Allow at least two (2) weeks for delivery of material. Requests are limited to five (5) items a day. Requested material follows the borrowing policies of the lending library. To renew Interlibrary Loan material, contact the Interlibrary Loan Desk (908) 526-1200 x8224 at least five (5) days before the material is due.

Non-Circulating Items

The library owns several collections that may only be used within the library, including periodicals, newspapers, course reserves, and reference books.

Many current periodicals are on display in the Reading Lounge on the main floor of the Library.  Others are located behind the Check Out Desk; to obtain a particular periodical or newspaper, make a request at the Check Out Desk. A University Center ID card will be required.