Access to online research databases

Access to the Library’s online subscription databases will continue to be available 24/7 through the Library website. Please email [email protected] with questions, or visit the Remote Access research guide for more information about connecting remotely.

Borrowing books and other materials:

Access to the book and bound journal collection

Direct access to the book and bound journal collection is currently unavailable, but you can still get items that you need through the new contactless “Holds Pickup” service.  

Please follow this process to obtain books from the Library stacks: 

  • Step 1: Search the Library Catalog to identify the book(s) you want
  • Step 2: Request the item using the Book Borrowing Form.
  • Step 3: When your request is ready, you will receive an email from the Library.  Follow the instructions to schedule a date/time to pick up your item(s).  Please do not come to the Library until you have received the confirmation email.  For more information, please contact John Cruz, Circulation Services Manager.

Remote Students

If you are a student who is taking classes fully remotely and you are not living on campus, you can request a book from the Library Catalog by requesting it using the Book Borrowing Form. The Library will mail the book to you via UPS and we will include a return mailing label at no cost to you.

Book Returns:

If you have checked-out books and you would like to return them (even if they are overdue books). 

  1. We can mail you a UPS return mailing label and you can send the books to the Library, or,
  2. If you live near campus and it is convenient for you, a Library staff member will be happy to meet you in Hoboken and retrieve the books from you.
  3. Please contact John Cruz to arrange a book return.

Reserve book and textbook collection

The Reserve book and textbook collection will be unavailable until further notice.

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services

Library patrons are encouraged to use Document Delivery Services to obtain articles from other university libraries.  

Book loans: The Interlibrary Loan Department can borrow books as of March 24, 2021 from other libraries if a book is not available in the Samuel C. Williams Library collection. 

PLEASE NOTE: Book loans from lending libraries may be delayed because of continued COVID-19 protocols, staffing adjustments, materials quarantine procedures, and shipping and handling delays.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Valverde.

Access to Library Archives & Special Collections

Please contact Leah Loscutoff and Ted Houghtaling for research assistance related to the Library Archives & Special Collections.  At this time, the Archives & Special Collections are closed to visitors.  We hope to reopen them by appointment sometime in 2021.  We will continue to add content to our new digital collections and exhibitions portal.