Access Services Department

The Access Services Department facilitates physical access to Sprague Library's Circulating Books and Reserve Materials collections by providing Circulation and Reserve services to its patrons. The Department offers a variety of services to Library patrons, including registration for borrowing privileges, checking out, renewing, and returning circulating books, placing hold and recall requests for books in circulation, requesting searches for books which seem to be missing from the Stacks, and paying library fines and fees. Patrons also may receive assistance in locating books in the Stacks Area. In addition, faculty can place course-related required and supplementary readings on Reserve that may be checked out by eligible borrowers.

The Department, located on the Main Level immediately to the left of the front entrance and exit doors as you enter the Library, is open during Library hours and may be contacted at (973) 655-4288.


Borrowing Library Materials/Reciprocal Borrowing
Group Study Rooms


Alumni and Retirees
Borrowers outside of Essex and Passaic Counties
Community Borrowers
Corporate Borrowers
Locating Library Books
MSU Faculty, Staff, Graduate Assistants, & Doctoral Students
MSU Families
MSU Students
My Account Services
Non-MSU Faculty/Staff & Students
Reserves, Electronic (includes Online Form)
Reserves, Print (includes Online Form)


Access Services Department
Harry A. Sprague Library
Questions: (973) 655-4288

Department Head, Denise O'Shea: (973) 655-2098