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.

Policies and Services

Borrowing Library Materials/Reciprocal Borrowing
Borrower Services: Alumni and Retirees
Borrower Services: Borrowers outside of Essex and Passaic Counties
Borrower Services: Community Borrowers
Borrower Services: Corporate Borrowers
Borrower Services: MSU Faculty, Staff, Graduate Assistants, & Doctoral Students
Borrower Services: MSU Families
Borrower Services: MSU Students
Borrower Services: Non-MSU Faculty/Staff & Students
Borrower Services: Privileges
Borrower Services: Group Study Rooms
Borrower Services: Holds/Recalls
Borrower Services: Interpreting Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers
Borrower Services: Locating Library Books
Borrower Services: My Library Card Services
Borrower Services: Reserves, Electronic (includes Online Form)
Borrower Services: Reserves, Print (includes Online Form)


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