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Mahoney Library Circulation & Reference

2 Convent Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

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Main Desk: (973) 290-4237
Reference: (973) 290-4248

Hours of Operation:
for Circulation & Reference
January 14th - April 27th
except for Spring Break
M-Th: 8:30am - 10:00pm
F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sa: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Su: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Spring Break
M-Th: 9:00am - 6:00pm
F: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Reference & Circulation Desk will be closed:
January 21st, February 18th, March 3rd and 9th, and April 18th - April 20th


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E-Journals Subscriptions

Full-text access to over 45,000 periodicals. Lookup a specific title, browse by subject, or search for keywords.


How they work and sources for free eBooks.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Excellent resource for basic facts, statistics, and for getting a general overview of a topic.

Subject Guides

These guides bring together the most helpful and relevant resources related to a specific discipline.

Newspapers Online

Key newspapers to which the library subscribes, as well as searchable news databases and links to free news sources.

CAMIO Image Collection

Approximately 95,000 high-resolution digital images. The collection covers fine and decorative arts, and all images are rights-cleared for educational use.

Films on Demand

A collection of over 9,000 streaming videos. Produced by Films Media Group and comprised of films from a number of educational and news media companies, this collection is licensed for classroom and online teaching, research, presentations, non-commercial educational projects, and public performance.

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Circulating Materials

Our book collection is made up of over 110,000 volumes on a wide variety of topics. In addition to curriculum materials, including textbooks, workbooks, activity kits, and other teaching and learning materials, there is also fiction, as well as young people’s books, a collection including both fiction and nonfiction books written for children and chosen to accommodate different age groups and reading levels.

Mahoney Library also collects DVDs and audio CDs at the request of faculty and in support of the curriculum. The collection includes documentaries, educational videos, and feature films.

Course Reserves

Faculty may request that specific books or articles (usually required or supplemental course reading material) be available on a reserve basis, meaning that the borrowing period is limited so that more students can view the material within a short period of time. Course reserves are available on the main floor at the Circulation Desk.

Laptops in the Library

The library has recently added twenty (20) laptops to the reserve collection. This means that students, staff, and faculty who have a CSE ID with a barcode from the library can be checked out for use. They must remain in the library or Academic Success Center, and have a two (2) hour time limit due to battery restrictions.

FDU Libraries Book Collection

Through a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University, CSE students may borrow print books from FDU Libraries' circulating collections. CoolCat is the shared online catalog of both colleges. Students may request books to be delivered from FDU to CSE by logging in to CoolCat, or they may visit an FDU library to borrow books directly.

For more information on borrowing policies, please click here or use the "Borrowing" option on the left menu.

In-Library Use Only

Reference Books

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Located in the main floor "Reference Room," this collection of books consists of general encyclopedias, subject-specific encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, and directories.

Books selected to be a part of this collection are primarily objective and factual, making them extremely useful for learning more about an unknown topic.

Print Periodicals

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Located in the main floor, the "Periodicals Room" offers a print periodicals collection comprised of scholarly journals, trade magazines, popular consumer magazines, and newspapers.

Recent periodicals are displayed at the front of the room. Current newspapers are on the rack in the Academic Success Center, while back issues are located on the shelf just past the reference shelving.

Back issues of magazines and journals may be in their original form, or may be bound in a book format.

Special Collections

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Throughout the years, Mahoney Library has collected and maintained a myriad of rare books and other unique items, many of historical importance. The special collection does not circulate, as many pieces of it are rare and in fragile condition. This carefully curated collection is housed in the Phillips Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts room, located on the upper floor of Mahoney Library.

Contact Mark Ferguson, Interim Director of the Library, with any questions about this collection (