Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges
Union College full-time faculty and staff may apply for direct borrowing privileges at participating libraries by completing a VALE Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Application form and submitting it to a librarian at any campus library. The VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application form must be signed by a UCC librarian or library administrator. The requester can present the signed application along with a photo ID at the participating library's circulation desk. You will be issued borrowing privileges and/or a guest borrower card. Privileges are for one academic year and expire June 30th of each year. Over forty college and university libraries throughout New Jersey are part of the VALE Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing program.
All loan items are subject to the policies of the lending library. For more information visit the VALE website at https://vale.njedge.net/initiatives-services/reciprocal-borrowing/
If the Library does not own a book or article that is needed, we can request a copy from another library.
Interlibrary Loan is the service that gives you access to resources at other libraries. When you have searched Union College Libraries catalog and databases and we do not have what you need, our free Interlibrary borrowing service is an option to request the needed material.
Average arrival time is 3 to 5 days.
Most books arrive within two weeks.