About The Library

Dean Judith Lin Hunt headshot Welcome to Sprague Library's Website! We hope it will provide you with the information you need about our resources and services. Sprague Library is named after Harry A. Sprague, President of Montclair State from 1927 to 1951. The Library contains resources for and offers services to the students, faculty and staff of the University and is open to the public.

At our Reference Desk we are available to answer your questions, offer instruction on the location and use of our collections, or show you how to use our electronic resources and online catalog. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance in person, by phone, or online. We welcome enquiries from the public.

Our collections contain more than 500,000 monographs as well as materials in diverse formats such as DVDs, CDs, video and audiocassettes, streaming audio and video, and microforms. We subscribe to over 70 online databases that give us access to over 30,000 online journals and magazines available through computers in the Library and on and off campus. (Most online databases and online journals/magazines are available only to faculty, staff and students, but there are several available to the public.) We also subscribe to over 2,000 serials (magazines, journals, newspapers, annuals, and yearbooks) in print format. We are a depository for United States and New Jersey government publications that are available in print, microform, CD ROM, and online formats. The New Acquisitions List details our most recent acquisitions, by subject, in all formats.

Materials not held in the Library are obtained through InterLibrary Services for our students, faculty and staff. We are members of several regional and national consortia that enable us to establish reciprocal borrowing privileges and to share materials through mail, facsimile and Internet transmission, and a state delivery system.

If you have Suggestions & Comments, we'd love to hear from you!

If there is any change in our Library hours, it is posted in the Library, available by calling 973-655-4298, or noted on our Home Page (Library Hours).

And don't miss our exhibits in the Library. There is a new and interesting one each month!

We look forward to being of service to you and hope that you will visit us often, both personally and virtually!

Judith Lin Hunt
Dean of Library Services