Corporate Borrowers

Welcome to Harry A. Sprague Library

Montclair State University’s Sprague Library serves the educational and lifelong learning needs of the University community and the public. This site presents an overview of the policies and services governing the use of Circulating Books, Reserves, and certain Government Documents for Corporate Borrowers.

The Access Services Department facilitates access to the Library’s Circulating Books, Reserves, and Government Documents collections by offering a variety of services to Library patrons that includes registering for borrowing privileges, checking out and returning circulating books, requesting searches for books that may be missing from the Stacks, and paying library fines and fees. Patrons may also receive assistance in locating books in the Stacks Areas or sorting trucks.

The department, located in the Lobby on the Main Level, is open during Library hours and may be contacted at (973) 655-4288.


Eligibility and Identification

New Jersey businesses can obtain borrowing privileges for their employees for an annual fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00), payable by check. When registering at the Access Services Desk, the company representative will be required to provide the name of the business, its address, telephone number, and Federal Tax ID number, along with the name of a contact person. A Corporate Guest Library Card will be issued to the representative upon registration. Employees must present the Corporate Guest Library Card and their company ID card, business card, or a letter of introduction from the company for verification each time they want to borrow library materials. The company is responsible for all materials checked out on its Guest Library Card.

The Library reserves the right not to extend borrowing privileges to any business that refuses to satisfy the eligibility and identification requirements.


Loan Period and Renewals

The loan period is twenty-eight (28) days with no renewal privilege.



Businesses can check out a cumulative, maximum of ten (10) books at any given time.

Generally, library materials in other formats cannot circulate unless they accompany other items being checked out, for example, books with accompanying CD-ROMS.


Recalls and Holds

The Library can recall books in circulation if needed for Reserves or requested by another patron. Recalled books must be returned immediately. Failure to return books that have been recalled will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.

Corporate borrowers may not recall books currently checked out or place Holds.


Fines and Fees

A fine of $.25 will be charged daily for each overdue book.

A fee of $70.00 (average book price of $60.00 plus $10.00 for processing) will be charged for each lost book. The Library, however, retains the right to determine the value of any lost book. No refunds will be given for books returned after payment has been made. Costs will be assessed for damage to library materials.

Payment may be made in person or via mail. Bring a check or money order, along with notice received, directly to the Access Services Desk at Sprague Library. Remit checks or money orders, along with notice received, to the Access Services Department, Harry A. Sprague Library, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. Please make checks or money orders payable to Montclair State University. Businesses should indicate the company’s Federal Tax ID number in the memo area. Unpaid fines and fees will be referred to a collection agency.

Borrowing privileges will be suspended until overdue books are returned or the library obligation is paid. Frequent abuse will result in borrowing privileges being revoked.



Reserve materials are for the exclusive use of Montclair State University students.

The Library does not provide interlibrary borrowing services for the business community.


Last Updated November 15, 2013