How do I find books?
- Use CALCAT, the library’s online catalog, to locate books, print periodicals, and audiovisual materials in Jennings Library.
- JerseyCat provides access to library catalogs throughout New Jersey, and includes academic libraries. Use JerseyCat to borrow books and journal articles using interlibrary loan.
- WorldCat is a bibliographic database with over 39 million records of books and other materials held in thousands of academic, public, special and national libraries around the world. Use to Worldcat to borrow books using interlibrary loan.
- How do I find books using LC Call numbers? (Library of Congress).
How do I access my account in CALCAT to see what books I have out, renew my books, place holds and view details of my account?
- CALCAT allows you to access your personal library record. In CALCAT, select the My Account tab at the top of the page. You will be prompted to enter a User ID which is the barcode located on the back of your student ID card, and a PIN which is the last 6 digits of the same barcode. You may also access your CALCAT account using your student ID number from the front of your ID card in the alternate ID box, and the last 6 digits of the barcode on the back of your student ID card as the PIN number. Once you are logged into your account, you can view items checked out, change your PIN, change contact information, place holds, renew books, and view fines.
- If you use MyAccount to place a hold on an item that is checked out, you will be notified when an item that is checked out is returned and the book will be held for you.
- If you have forgotten or have a problem with your Jennings Library CALCAT Patron Account, contact the Circulation Department at 973-618-3337.
What are EBooks?
- Ebooks are electronic versions of printed books which may be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer connected to the Internet.
- You can browse or search either ebook collection by entering netLibrary or the Gale Virtual Reference Library. You can also locate ebooks by searching CALCAT (Jennings Library’s catalog of print and ebooks). Our ebook holdings are identified in CALCAT by ebook in the call number. Simply follow the link below the ebook call number in CALCAT to link directly into the Ebook.
- To access netLibrary or the Gale Virtual Reference Library ebook collections from home, enter your Caldwell College email (NetID) login and password when prompted.
How do I know if the library owns a particular journal?
- Use the Find Journals by Title link on the Jennings Library homepage to find out if the library owns a specific journal and whether it is paper, microfilm, or full-text online in a subscription database.
- You can also use Find Journals by Title to search for journal titles by subject area.
How do I find journal articles?
- Select the Find Articles in Databases link from the library’s homepage.
- Select your subject area to see a list of databases recommended for your discipline or, select a database directly from the complete Databases A-Z list.
- Select a specific database and enter your search terms.
- If the article you want is full-text on that database, select the full-text option.
- If the article you want is not available full-text on that database, select the icon or check for full-text availability link to see if it is available in another of our databases full-text.
How do I access the periodical databases from home?
- When you try to access the library databases from home, a Caldwell College Databases Login page appears, prompting you for a user name and password.
- Be sure to use your Caldwell College email (NetID) login and password (the username is typically your name followed by your program, e.g. jsmithED, and a password may look like this: A1b2C3 and is case sensitive).
- If you do not have a Caldwell College email (NetID) username and password, or if you have forgotten yours, go to Building 4, Room 205, or apply online using the NetID Request Form. You may also use this form if you are locked out of your NetID/email account.
- The login and password that you use for registration and grades cannot be used to access the library databases.
What if I need books or journal articles the Jennings Library does not own?
• First, try to locate the item in WorldCat. Interlibrary loan requests can be initiated directly from WorldCat by locating the item and then selecting the request this item link. Use your Caldwell College email account (NetID) when submitting interlibrary loan requests.
• Traditional Interlibrary Loan forms are available at the reference desk as well as online and may be used when the item cannot be located on WorldCat.
• For full details visit our inter-library loan page.
Can I go to another Library and borrow books myself ?
- Caldwell College students residing outside of Essex County, as well as those who live in North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Essex Fells, can obtain a ReBL card. A ReBL card allows students to borrow from most Essex County libraries including several academic libraries. Students who are Essex County residents can obtain a ReBL card from their public library.
- Member libraries of the VALE consortium extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to each other’s graduate students. Onsite borrowing privileges at participating VALE libraries is by application, available in the Jennings Library. More info.
- Many libraries, both public and academic, allow visitors to use books, journals and other materials in the library and/or make copies of them. You will need to find out about library privileges for these libraries.
How do I get help from Jennings Library ?
When the Library is open, there is a reference Librarian at the Reference desk who can help you with research, library orientation, and other questions. We are also happy to help you by phone or e-mail. Our contact information is on the Library homepage.
How do I get help when Jennings Library is closed ?
- Use the Ask-a-Jennings Librarian or Library e-mail link on our homepage to contact us and we will respond on the next business day. We also have e-mail links within some of our databases.
How much does it cost to photocopy or print at the library?
- Photocopying or copying from microfilm is 10 cents a page. Printing from the computers is 10 cents a page and can be picked up at the circulation desk. The librarian can show you how to print double-sided to save paper and money.
Can I listen to music on the computers in the library?
- Yes. Headphones or ear buds are needed when listening to music. Ear buds can be purchased at the circulation desk for $3.00.
How can I save my work on library computers?
No personal files can be saved on the library computers; students should save all files to a personal flash drive.