James B. Carey Library

The SMLR Library is physically closed until further notice, but we are open virtually and providing curbside pickup of physical materials via RUL's Click and Collect Service on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Please email Library Director, Julie Peters, at jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu with any research questions and/or information and instruction needs. 

Remote Services and Resources for Students

Remote Services and Resources for Faculty

  • The Rutgers University Libraries circulating collections are now available via low- or no-contact Click and Collect service. You can request materials via QuickSearch. Turnaround time is usually 3-5 business days, but may be extended due to material quarantine. You'll receive an email when your materials are ready for pickup, with instructions for making an appointment. There is also a home delivery option as well; and interlibrary loan services will resume. Click here for complete information.

  • To coordinate with RUL, the SMLR Library will participate in the Click and Collect service on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11 am to 3 pm. As with RUL, we will resume interlibrary loan services. During this time, the SMLR Library, and all RU Libraries, will remain closed to patrons. 

  • RUL has temporary access for the following resources:

    • The HathiTrust Digital Library is now available. During the time Rutgers University Libraries physical buildings are closed due to COVID-19, many print books under copyright held by RUL are now temporarily available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff on the HathiTrust platform. More information can be found on the collection homepage. 

    • Additional access and resources are being provided in the film database, Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON). This database features a Labor History channel, as well numerous human resources titles.

  • Complete information about Rutgers University Libraries operations at this time can be found at: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/covid-19.

  • The Library has curated a Reading List addressing the global pandemic in the context of labor and employment relations and human resource management. If you would like to contribute to the Reading List, please contact Julie Peters.

  • From IBISWorld: Coronavirus Update: Industry Fast Facts. A collection of fast facts that outline how the spreading coronavirus is impacting sectors across the countries where IBISWorld operates, including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the UK and the US.


The SMLR Library is open virtually, ready to answer your research and reference questions.

Send your questions to jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu or virtually drop-in by visiting:

https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/mosci, Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

"The Carey Library at the School of Management and Labor Relations, with its dedicated staff and unique collections, has long been an amazing resource for faculty, students and the public. The fact that we have our own library staff allows us to provide support to the teaching mission of the school through focused education in information literacy and services connected to specific classes and assignments. The library also has several special collections and archives that are useful to both our own faculty and to scholars beyond our school and university."

Adrienne E. Eaton, Dean & Professor 


The James B. Carey Library, located in the Labor Education Center, offers reference and information services to the students and faculty of the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), the larger Rutgers community, labor relations and human resource management professionals, and the working people and employers of New Jersey. We maintain a specialized collection of journals, texts, reporting services and databases in industrial relations and human resources.

The library is part of the Rutgers University Libraries system (RUL) and open to the public. Four desktop computers are available for student use, as well as six laptops that can be used within the Library. Printing, copying, and scanning capabilities are available.

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Library Director:

Julie Peters: jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-9608
Please contact for questions about research and information services, hours, interlibrary loan, course reserves and circulating materials. 

Spring 2021 Hours


Temporarily Closed
FridayTemporarily Closed
SaturdayTemporarily Closed


Library hours vary according to the Rutgers semester schedule.
Consult the Rutgers University Libraries website for the hours of all Rutgers University Libraries.

SMLR_Net Listserv

The SMLR library administers the SMLR_Net listserv which shares selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management. To subscribe to the listserv, please visit the following website: