Below is a complete list of library departments, primary contact information and links.

Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean oversees all library departments and is responsible for all library operations and activities.

Contact Us

Danianne Mizzy, Dean, Library Services and Library Administration

Anthony Knowles, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Anthony Florio, Financial Services Assistant, Library Administration

Fax Number, Office of the Dean

Access Services and Resource Sharing

Access Services and Resource Sharing

The Access Services and Resource Sharing Department facilitates physical access to Sprague Library’s circulating books, media and reserve materials collections and offers a variety of services to Library patrons. Interlibrary Services is also part of Access Services to help get you materials from other libraries (ones we don’t already have!)

  • registering for borrowing privileges
  • checking out, renewing and returning circulating books and media
  • placing hold and recall requests for books and media in circulation
  • helping patrons navigate the library and find items in the library
  • searching for missing books or media
  • managing the payment of library fines and fees
  • managing library reserves
  • managing study spaces
  • loaning technology and equipment
  • providing access to the multimedia classroom
  • interlibrary services

Our main desk is located immediately to the left once you enter the front entrance of the Library. Please see our hours.

Media Lists, Guides and Resources

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Access Services Desk (main desk)

Multimedia Services, located on the lower level of Sprague Library.

Denise O’Shea, Department Head

Cataloging, Metadata and Archive Services

Cataloging, Metadata and Archive Services

Through the creation and maintenance of metadata records in the Sprague Library Catalog, the Cataloging Department supports the University’s educational and research programs by providing accurate and complete access to all of the various resources of the Library – print, media and electronic, in a timely and efficient manner. Department webpage: Cataloging, Metadata and Archive Services

Contact Us

Kathleen Hughes, Department Head

Cataloging Staff


Collection Development and Acquisition

Collection Development and Acquisitions

The Acquisitions Department’s role in the Library is to analyze, evaluate and develop the collection and to acquire library material in support of the instructional, research and informational needs of students, faculty and the University community; to manage and expand the library materials budget; and to improve the quality and efficiency of acquisitions in support of the Library’s mission.

The Library’s policy on selecting, evaluating, weeding, replacing and retaining Library resources and in developing collections in all formats is provided in our Collection Development Policy (2022) (PDF).


Contact Us

Suxiao Hu, Collection Management Librarian/ Department Head

Acquisitions Staff


Government Documents

Government Documents

The Harry A. Sprague Library has been a selective federal documents depository since 1967. As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Library collects documents on a wide range of topics from the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, to support the Montclair State University curriculum. Agencies that are well represented include the Departments of Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, State and the Treasury. In addition, we procure many Federal Reserve Bank and Government Accounting Office (GAO) documents. The Montclair State collection is especially strong in the areas of environmental management, health and human services, education, and business. Sprague Library’s government documents are available for public use in the library. However, borrowing is limited to faculty, staff and students, and valid guest and community borrowers at Montclair State University.

Research Guides:

Contact Us:

Darren Sweeper, Department Head


Periodicals Department

Periodicals Department

The Periodicals Department manages the periodical collection. We welcome recommendations and suggestions from University faculty (including adjuncts) and staff for new periodical titles to add to our collection. To see a list of periodicals the library subscribes to, consult the Journals A – Z list.

Learn how to borrow periodicals.

Periodicals Resources

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Steve Shapiro

Research and Reference Services

Research and Reference Services

Research and Reference Librarians are available to help you with all of your information and research needs. Get help with research for your assignments and classes during a customized one-on-one session at the Reference Desk (or over the phone/Zoom). We also work with entire classes at the request of the course instructor.

We are located straight ahead once you enter the front entrance of the Library.  Please see our hours.

Contact Us

Reference Librarians Responsibilities Phone
Catherine Baird Online and Outreach Services Librarian 973-655-7144
Bonnie Fong Department Head, Research and Reference Services 973-655-4231
Siobhan McCarthy Research and Reference Librarian 973-655-7146
Justin Savage Research and Reference Librarian 973-655-7142
William Vincenti Research and Reference Librarian 973-655-7147
Drew Wallace Research and Reference Librarian 973-655-7143