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Federal Government Information

Public Access

As a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, Montclair State University is required to, "[make] Federal Government information products available and usable for all library patrons, including those with disabilities and those of all ages."

To that end the library has:

- Equipment to assist those visitors who are visually impared

- A microfilm reader

- Public access workstation

- Copying and scanning equipment

Please be aware however that only MSU and community members with a valid library card are able to check out items from the Library collection.

Overview

The Harry A. Sprague Library is proud to be a member of the Federal Depository Library Program as a selective depository.  Sprague Library's government documents collection focuses on materials that support the Montclair State University curriculum. Agencies that are well represented include the Departments of Commerce, Housing & Urban Development, Justice, Labor, State, and the Treasury. In addition, we procure many Federal Reserve Bank and Government Accounting Office (GAO) documents.

Basic Information

Sprague Library's government documents are available for public use in the library. However, borrowing is limited to faculty, staff, and students and valid guest and community borrowers at Montclair State University.

Nearly all of the documents found in the circulating collection may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. First, though, bring the documents you would like to borrow to the Reference Desk on the first floor. 

The reference librarian at that desk will look at your selections to judge if any should be kept in-house as a reference item. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM titles from the government documents collection may also circulate, subject to the discretion of the Government Documents librarian.

Borrowing periods for these CD-Roms and our other government documents are the same as for our regular book collection. For more information on borrowing, please see the the Access Services Web page.

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