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Non-Montclair State Borrowers

Please read the Borrower’s Policy as it applies to all borrowers.

  • The Library reserves the right not to extend borrowing privileges to any individual who refuses to satisfy eligibility and identification requirements.
  • The Library does not provide interlibrary borrowing services for non-Montclair State borrowers.
  • Reserves are for the exclusive use of Montclair State University students.
  • Generally, library materials in other formats cannot circulate unless they accompany other items being checked out, for example, books with accompanying CD-ROMS.
  • Non-Montclair State borrowers should contact the Access Services Department to review their library account.
  • A fine of $.25 will be charged daily for each overdue book. Fines and fees for late returns are suspended for the remainder of Spring 2020. Replacement fees still apply for lost books and other library materials.

Community Borrowers within Essex and Passaic County

  • Please refer to the main Borrowing page for loan periods, renewals, etc.
  • Individuals 18 years of age or older who reside in municipalities within Essex or Passaic County may borrow library materials after registering for borrowing privileges at the Access Services Desk.
  • At registration, community borrowers must provide their name, home address, telephone number, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission driver’s license number or non-driver photo ID card number, and a current public library card. Library materials may not be checked out unless this information is provided.
  • Patrons must present their public library card each time they want to borrow library materials.
  • Community borrowers may not recall books currently checked out.
  • Community borrowers may place books on hold for pickup at the Access Services Desk.
  • Payment for fines and fees may be made in person or via mail. Bring checks or money orders directly to the Access Services Desk. Remit check or money order 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. Individuals should indicate the borrower’s driver’s license number in the memo area.

Borrowers outside of Essex and Passaic County (Extended-Community Borrowers)

  • Please refer to the main Borrowing page for loan periods, renewals, etc.
  • Individuals 18 years of age or older who reside in municipalities outside Essex or Passaic County can register for borrowing privileges at the Access Services Desk for an annual fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
  • At registration, NJ residents will be required to provide their name, home address, telephone number, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission driver’s license number or non-driver photo ID card number, and a current public library card. Library materials may not be checked out unless this information is provided.
  • Patrons must present their public library card each time they want to borrow library materials.
  • Extended-community borrowers may not recall books currently checked out.
  • Extended-community borrowers may place books on hold for pickup at the Access Services Desk.
  • Payment may be made in person or via mail. Bring checks or money orders directly to the Access Services Desk. Remit checks or money orders 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. Individuals should indicate the borrower’s driver’s license number in the memo area.

Corporate Borrowers

  • Please refer to the main Borrowing page for loan periods, renewals, etc.
  • New Jersey businesses can obtain borrowing privileges for their employees at the Access Services Desk for an annual fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00), payable by check.
  • At registration, 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.
  • Corporate borrowers may not Recall books currently checked out or place Holds.
  • Payment for fines and fees may be made in person or via mail. Bring checks or money orders directly to the Access Services Desk. Remit checks or money orders 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.