James B. Carey Library

The James B. Carey Library is Open Virtually

Send your questions to Julie Peters: jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu or virtually drop-in by visiting:
https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/mosci, Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Click and Collect Service

Curbside pickup of physical materials via RUL's Click and Collect Service on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Remote Services and Resources for Students

Remote Services and Resources for Faculty

Using the Rutgers University Libraries During COVID-19

RUL Temporary Resources 

  • The HathiTrust Digital Library: Even though 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.

  • 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. 

SMLR_Net Listserv

The James B. Carey 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:


Most popular shared stories for March:
  1. How Amazon Crushes Unions | The New York Times
  2. State Unemployment by Race and Ethnicity | Economic Policy Institute
  3. Hennepin County Employees Will See Minimum Wage Rise to $20 an Hour | Star Tribune
  4. U.S. Senate Confirms Marty Walsh as Next Labor Secretary in Union Win  | Reuters

The Carey Library Research Minute

The Carey Library Research Minute aims to highlight both ongoing faculty research at SMLR and library resources. The publication, published three times in each the fall and spring semesters, is meant to share what colleagues are actively working on. Consider submitting your ongoing research for the next issue.

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021  

Highlighted Article


The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future. Most workers who say their job responsibilities can mainly be done from home say that, before the pandemic, they rarely or never teleworked. Only one-in-five say they worked from home all or most of the time. Now, 71% of those workers are doing their job from home all or most of the time. And more than half say, given a choice, they would want to keep working from home even after the pandemic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

About Us

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 & 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.

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
Temporarily Closed
Temporarily Closed