Library Resources

The New Jersey State Library

Through the New Jersey State Library's (NJSL) affiliation with Thomas Edison State University, students have access to library resources and services. In addition to print resources in special collections developed over the last 200- plus years, students have easy electronic access to online journals, eBooks, downloadable audio books, research guides, and premium databases that cover a wide array of subject disciplines, including business, health, history, science, and social sciences. Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly academic journals can be downloaded. A “Start Your Research” discovery service provides the flexibility that allows students to search for specific articles or across the State Library catalog and multiple databases simultaneously. Within the guidelines of the NJSL’s interlibrary loan service, students also have access to the research holdings of most academic libraries. A knowledgeable staff of reference subject specialists is available for assistance.

A New Jersey State Library borrower card is needed to use NJSL resources and services. Visit the NJSL website at to apply for a library card.

VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment)

Thomas Edison State University is a member of the Virtual Academic Library Environment, VALE, a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library. The consortium is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services.