INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER (IRC)

Since 1987, the Information Resource Center (IRC) has been the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) library and information center for environmental science and technology.  Two professional librarians manage a collection of books, journals, government documents and regulatory information related to environmental health, site remediation, toxicology, water resources, waste management, and more.  The Information Resource Center (IRC) is a branch library of the New Jersey State Library and is supported by NJDEP's Division of Science, Research and Technology. Since 1987, the Information Resource Center (IRC) has been the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) library and information center for environmental science and technology.  Two professional librarians manage a collection of books, journals, government documents and regulatory information related to environmental health, site remediation, toxicology, water resources, waste management, and more.  The Information Resource Center (IRC) is a branch library of the New Jersey State Library and is supported by NJDEP's Division of Science, Research and Technology.

It is the mission of the IRC to provide timely and high-quality environmental information research and services to NJDEP staff and to the general public.  Our vision for the IRC is to be an environmental information center whose work and resources are aligned with and critical to the priorities of the Department.

All services provided by the IRC are available to all NJDEP personnel.  Members of the general public are welcomed to use the library and its various collections, but are restricted from borrowing any IRC books, documents, etc. and from using services that incur fees, such as interlibrary loans or database searches. 

The IRC's services include:

A circulating collection of books, journals, government documents and regulatory materials related to environmental science and technology.
Interlibrary loan services for photocopying and borrowing information resources from other libraries.  The IRC has access to a vast network of libraries that share their information resources with other libraries. 
Information Research and reference services provided by two professional librarians who can assist DEP staff with projects in all subject areas. These services include IRC access to Dialog, a powerful information service.  Dialog makes millions of documents accessible in approximately 650 discrete databases covering topics such as business and industry, engineering, intellectual property, medicine, science, and technology.
For more detailed information on how the IRC can help you, click on "Services" or please feel free to contact the IRC.

IRC Contact Information

Telephone: 609-984-2249

Fax:  609-292-3298

Office Location:  432 East State Street, 1st Floor (entrance on Carroll Street), Trenton, NJ

Hours of Operation:  8:30am - 4:30pm

Postal address:  P.O. Box 409, Trenton, NJ 08625-0409

Delivery address:  432 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

 
IRC Staff:
Librarian:  Dorothy Alibrando, MLS:  dorothy.alibrando@dep.state.nj.us
Manager:  Mary Kearns-Kaplan, MLS:  mary.kearns-kaplan@dep.state.nj.us

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