All Rutgers-New Brunswick undergraduate students are allowed to bring their dependents on campus. However, the parent or guardian has full responsibility for the child(ren) at all times. Children under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult.
The Libraries does not have a designated area for children; however, the libraries do allow students to bring their child(ren) to the library with them. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Library regulations of disruption do apply to the child as well and the library staff is in no way responsible for looking after the child.
Rutgers Libraries provides child-friendly and age appropriate coloring books and crayons. For safety and hygiene purposes, these will be single use coloring books.
We are currently encouraging other departments around campus to provide similar services for children around campus.
Children are welcome at all Learning Centers. They must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them at all times. No child is to be left alone for any reason and center staff is not allowed to care for the child(ren) in any capacity. Children must also follow the rules of the centers (i.e. minimal disruption to other students, considerate use of the equipment, all activities must be visible to the supervisor etc.). The Centers have tabletop whiteboards available that children may use to draw during their time at the Centers.
The Centers small group rooms are available for all students to reserve. In the event that a student parent needs a room and the coaching office is available on that campus, the coordinators may make special accommodation for the student to use the coaching office. This would need to be arranged with the coordinators in advance. There is one coaching office on each campus.
The available group rooms are as follows:
Livingston: 1 group room (3 people)
College Ave: 2 group rooms (6 people)
Busch: 2 group rooms (4 people)