Does It Circulate?

The State Library’s collections contain both circulating and non-circulating items.  The catalog lists the status of all non-circulating items as “checked in.”  Use this table to help determine whether items will circulate or not.  Although you cannot borrow non-circulating items, you will be able to use them at the library.

C=circulating, NC=non-circulating.

New Jersey State Library

Contact: 609-278-2640 ext. 104

Collection Status Comments
Audio Books C 2 weeks – No ILL
Biography C 4 weeks
Books – Electronic C Authorized users only
Fiction C 4 weeks
Foundation C & NC Ask librarian
Genealogy NC
General Collection C 4 weeks
Jersey Periodicals NC
Jerseyana C & NC Copy 1’s do not circulate
Law C 4 weeks
Law – Court Briefs C & NC Microfilm circulates to state employees
Law – M/film NC
Law – NJ C & NC Copy 1’s do not circulate
Law – NJ – Non-circ NC
Law – Office Reference NC
Law – Periodicals C 4 weeks
Law – Ref NC
Library For The Blind C Authorized users only
McNaughton Plan C 2 weeks – No ILL
NJ Documents C & NC Copy 1’s do not circulate
NJ Periodicals C & NC Copy 1’s do not circulate
Oversize C 4 weeks
Periodicals NC
Periodicals – Electronic Authorized users only
Periodicals – M/film NC ILL with permission (out-of-state)
Periodicals – Non-circ NC
Rare Book NC
Ready Reference NC
Reference NC
Reference – Cs NC
State Documents C 2 weeks
State Documents – Ref NC
Test Books C 2 weeks – No ILL
US Documents C 2 weeks
US Docs – Computer File NC
US Documents – Cs C 2 weeks
US Documents – M/form NC
US Documents – Periodicals NC
US Documents – Ref NC


Holdings of three other libraries are included in the State Library’s catalog. Contact them directly if you wish to borrow a circulating item or need additional information.

Attorney General’s Library

Contact: 609-292-4958

Collection Status Comments
AG Gaming NC
AG General Collection C & NC Ask librarian
AG Newark NC
AG Reference NC

Department of Environmental Protection Library

Contact: 609-984-2249

Collection Status Comments
DEP Main C 4 weeks
DEP New Jersey Docs C & NC Copy 1’s do not circulate
DEP Reference NC
DEP US Docs C 4 weeks

Department of Transportation Library

Contact: 609-530-5289

Collection Status Comments
DOT Main C & NC Ask librarian
DOT Periodicals NC
DOT Reference NC
DOT State Documents C & NC Ask librarian
DOT US Documents C & NC Ask librarian