The New Jersey State Library borrower’s card provides access to many special services as well as to specially licensed databases that are available only to New Jersey state employees in the three branches of state government, and to Thomas Edison State University staff and students.
Obtaining a Library Card:
Thomas Edison State University staff, students and mentors may register as borrowers with the State Library. Upon registration, a State Library card will be issued, and must be used when borrowing State Library materials, placing interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, or, in the case of staff and students, accessing databases remotely.
Email Circulation if you are unable to access the online form.
Borrowing Books from our Collections:
Circulating items from our collections are available on loan to registered State Library borrowers. Materials from our collections will be mailed to you, if you reside in the continental United States, unless you specify that you wish to pick them up. Students and mentors may have up to five items out on loan. You may place your request through the catalog Request Item feature, or through ILLiad. If you need assistance with a request, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.
Requesting Photocopies and Articles from our Collections:
The Library can provide photocopies from materials within our collections in accordance with copyright guidelines. Photocopy charges apply. You will need a State Library borrower’s card to establish an ILLiad account before placing your request through ILLiad. If you need assistance with a request, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
If we do not own an item you need, we can request it from another library using the interlibrary loan system. Photocopy requests must comply with copyright guidelines. Students and mentors are required to pick up books at the Library’s circulation desk; however staff can receive books by interoffice mail. In order for us to maintain ILL privileges with other libraries, please be aware that you are responsible for any fees charged by the supplying library for lost material, including items lost in transit between you and the State Library. We will not place interlibrary loan requests for course textbooks. Photocopies obtained via ILL will be sent to all TESU requestors. Students and mentors will be asked to pay any copyright or interlibrary loan fees associated with a request. You will need a State Library borrower’s card to establish an ILLiad account before placing your request through ILLiad. If you need assistance with a request, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.
The State Library provides access to a wide array of databases. All databases may be used onsite at the library. Most are also available for remote searching by TESU staff and students. A New Jersey State Library card is needed for remote access.
Mentors have very limited remote access to State Library databases, but can use databases available in TESU’s MyEdison Portal.