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:
- Click here to search the VALE databases by alphabetical listing of databases
- Click here to search the VALE databases by subject
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.