Martin Luther King Jr.
LIBRARY

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is located on ECC’s main campus on the third floor of the Megastructure. It maintains a collection of about 90,000 volumes (books) and, through its VALE database system, has access to well over a million journal articles on every conceivable subject. While articles from the VALE system cannot be printed out in the library, they can be printed out in computer labs, the Information Commons, and from home for those students with computers and printers. For easy access to the VALE system:

The library also has a small collection of videotapes, CDs, and DVDs that may be viewed in the library.

The West Essex Campus also has a library, which is smaller but has a good collection of books.

Interlibrary loan service is available to all students on both campuses. If you require a book that is at the other campus (the book catalog will indicate at which campus the book is located), request an interlibrary loan form, complete it carefully, and hand it to a librarian. You should get your book within two days. You can also order books that ECC does not have in its collection. Just fill out the interlibrary form and hand it to a librarian; library staff will do a national search and you should receive your book(s) within a week to ten days. Due to reduced services and the need for precautions under the COVID-19 pandemic, interlibrary loans are suspended until further notice.


 

Due dates for all library materials have been extended without penalty until September 11, 2020. If you must return materials at this time, however, you may do a contact-free return in the locked book drop located in the main lobby of the Newark Campus.

Fall 2020: Classes have begun!

Hours of Operation

 Main CampusWest Essex Campus
FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS
Monday- Thursday 8.30 AM- 9.00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SUMMER SEASON I (MAY - JUNE)
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SUMMER SEASON I (JULY - AUGUST)
Monday - Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday Closed Closed

Borrowing Information

Who may borrow books?

  • ECC students, faculty, staff, and alumni with valid ECC College identification
  • Reciprocal Borrowing Library (ReBL) card holders
  • Rutgers (Newark), NJIT, UMDNJ (Newark) faculty, staff, and students with valid college identification

How long is the borrowing period?

The standard borrowing period for most materials is 28 days. Materials can be renewed one time for an additional 28 days.

ECC faculty and staff may borrow materials for one semester/term at a time.

Periodicals and reference materials can be used in the library, but general circulation of those materials is not allowed.

Reserve Items

Reserve items are set aside for a specific purpose – usually by a professor for students of a particular class. These items are kept at the Circulation Desk.

Use the “Reserve List” function in ECCopac to identify items by either the professor’s name or the course number.

Three Reserve items may be charged out at one time. Reserve items circulate for two hours and and cannot be removed from the library unless otherwise specified.

Valid identification or driver’s license must be left at the Circulation Desk until the items are returned. The fine for overdue Reserve items is $.50 per hour per item.

Audiovisual Materials

Audiovisual materials circulate under the same terms as Reserve items, and cannot be taken outside of the library, unless by ECC faculty and staff. Valid identification is required for borrowing materials.

ECC faculty and staff may borrow audiovisual material for up to 7 days with no renewals. Fines are $.50 per day per item.

Fines And Penalties

If checked-out materials are not returned or renewed by the end of the borrowing period, students and patrons will be charged $0.10 per book for each day the Library is open. ECC faculty and staff are charged $0.50 per book per day.

Two overdue notices will be sent. If the books are not returned after one month, library privileges will be suspended, and the patron will be sent an invoice for the replacement cost of the book.

Students are subject to a library hold being placed against their academic records.

Recall

Occasionally, a checked-out book can be recalled by the library before the full borrowing period has ended.

All books are subject to recall after 14 days.

Working hours

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS

Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM -9:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM -4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM -2:00 PM

SUMMER SEASON 1 (MAY -JUNE)

Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SUMMER SEASON II (JULY - AUGUST)

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
Closed

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS

Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

SUMMER SEASON 1 (MAY -JUNE)

Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SUMMER SEASON II (JULY - AUGUST)

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
Closed