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Introduction to the Littman Library: Books in the Library

This guide will introduce you to the Littman Library, its collections and services.


The Littman Library has a large collection of books, both in print and in digital format, on a variety of subjects in architecture, art, and design. You can view recently acquired materials in the library - new books are typically located in the quiet reading area near the current periodicals. All of the books in the library are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system and each of them has a unique call number There are also collections of e-books that can be accessed via the library website. 

To find out if NJIT owns a book, use the library's online catalog Primo. Pay attention to a book's availability and location. Books located in the stacks (Littman Library stacks, aisles 3-9) can be borrowed, while materials placed on reserve (Littman Library Front Desk), reference resources (Littman Library Ref - aisles 1&2), Michael Mostoller Collection, and scarce editions (Rare book cabinets) can only be used in the library. Primo can also be used to search course reserves by typing in the course name, number or professor's name. In addition to Primo, you can search the catalogs of other libraries and can use materials in the Robert Van Houten LibraryRutgers University Dana Library and Newark Public LibraryTo borrow books not owned by NJIT, use the Interlibrary Loan Service

With a library account, you can check your account to see how many books you have out, what their due dates are, renew books online (if they are not overdue) and check if you have any library fines.

Various tutorials and research guides are available if you would like more information or instruction on these topics. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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