AIMS Education Library

AIMS students now have access to online library resources via the link above. Please contact the academic department for login credentials.

Library Overview

The AIMS Library offers a diverse collection of print material, educational media, and electronic resources that are designed to support and enhance the learning experience students receive at AIMS. The library will give students the opportunity to expand on the knowledge they learn in class, and it will serve as an important resource for all current and future AIMS students. It will also be a great resource for students who are preparing to take registry/certification examinations.

Mission

The mission of the AIMS Education Library is to identify, organize, and preserve valuable resources for the benefit of our students, faculty, and staff. In addition to creating a balanced collection of resources, it is also the mission of the library to provide an educational environment designed for reading, learning, and research.

Objectives

  • To enhance the knowledge base of students
  • To promote and strengthen the literacy skills of students
  • To establish a collection of resources that can be used to support the educational endeavors of students
  • To provide resources to faculty which will assist in their teaching, planning and development of curricula.
  • To provide resources to staff which will assist in their departmental responsibilities

Library Collections

The AIMS Library offers a diverse collection of print material and educational media including textbooks, reference books, journals, study guides, CDs, DVDs, and videos. The collection, which includes approximately 600 print resources, is designed to support all of the programs currently offered by AIMS.

Students, faculty, and staff are also given access to a wealth of online resources through the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). LIRN is a consortium of educational institutions which share access to information resources. LIRN serves as an online library that can be accessed both on campus and remotely. Some of the available LIRN resources include peer-reviewed and full-text journal articles, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, podcasts, audio files, and videos.

The following LIRN resources are currently available to AIMS students:

  • ProQuest Central Database
  • Ebook Central
  • Primal's 3D CT & MRI: Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis
  • Primal's 3D Human Anatomy & Physiology

Through the subscription packages listed above, AIMS students have access to approximately 25,000 resources in the ProQuest Central database and 278,000 eBooks from Ebook Central. In addition, students will have access to Primal Picture's 3D Human Anatomy & Physiology and 3D CT & MRI: Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis.

Library Access

The AIMS Education library is located on the 3rd floor of the Piscataway Campus main building. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students have access to all print material and multimedia at this location. Computer and internet access is available on site. Students are able to access all of the LIRN resources on campus or remotely via this link. Login information will be provided during the new student orientation. The LIRN online library is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Librarian Assistance

AIMS Education is supported by a team of master's level librarians through the LIRN Librarian Service. For research and reference assistance, students and faculty can contact a team of LIRN Librarians by submitting a help ticket. This form can be accessed by clicking on the "Ask a Librarian" button in the bottom right corner of the LIRNPortal page. Librarians will follow up via email, phone call, or screen share as applicable during the hours listed below. Students and faculty can also email the librarian team directly at aimseducation@lirn.libanswers.com.

Day
Time
Monday - Friday
7am to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday
12pm to 7pm

LIRN Consortium Librarians have master’s degrees in library and information studies from ALA-accredited programs. They also have extensive experience working with students and faculty in a number of different subject areas.

In addition to the LIRN librarian service, AIMS Education has support staff on site at the library to assist students with locating resources, borrowing library materials, and accessing electronic resources via LIRN. 

Library Rules

The AIMS Student Library is only available to students who are currently enrolled and attending classes. Access to the library is no longer available once a student graduates. Graduates who would like to continue to use the library’s resources will be required to pay a $75 refundable deposit.

Borrowing Physical Resources

Students are required to sign items out of the library at the time of borrowing and sign them back in when being returned. Students are not allowed to mark or deface the books/media in any way. All items should be returned in the same condition as when they were borrowed. Any items that are returned damaged will result in damaged book/media fees. This charge will depend on the extent of the damage and will be determined by the school administration. Additional consequences may be necessary depending on the circumstances.  Students should not circulate books or media amongst their friends without explicit permission from the school administration. All books and media borrowed from the library are the sole responsibility of the student who signed them out.

Late/Damage Fees

Students are only permitted to borrow two books at a time. Media items cannot be taken off the school premises. Most items from the library can be borrowed for a maximum of seven days. Certain items (e.g. exam review guides) may have shorter loan periods. Students who fail to return borrowed items on time will be subject to late fees. There will be a late fee of $5 per day for the first seven days, and then $10 per day for each additional day. The late fees will continue to accrue until the cost to replace the missing item (including administrative fees) has been covered.  Students who fail to return items from the library or pay the required late fees will not be allowed to graduate. A Certificate of Program Completion will only be issued to students who have clearance of all library transactions.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday
9:30am to 6:00pm

*The LIRN online library is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Location

The library is located on the 3rd floor of the Piscataway Campus main building. There is also a resource center available at the Edison Center. The LIRN online library can be accessed on campus or remotely using a computer or mobile device (internet required).

Contact

Library Administrator - Sunil Desai
908-222-0002 ext. 341
sunil@aimseducation.edu

LIRN Librarian Team
aimseducation@lirn.libanswers.com 

Visit Our Campus

Take the first step in achieving your career goals by visiting the AIMS campus. During your school visit you'll get to meet one-on-one with an admissions specialist. They'll help you choose the right career path and answer any questions you have. You'll also get the chance to tour the AIMS campus, including all of our classrooms, medical labs, and student facilities.