Access Services

The Access Services Department manages, maintains, and ensures the availability of the library print collection. Responsibilities include the lending of materials, renewing of materials, lending of study rooms, safe distribution, patron registration, course reserve management, Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/Document Delivery, management of user accounts (billing, and collection of fines and fees), re-shelving monographs and journals, shelf maintenance and visitor access.

There are two reserve collections housed in the Access Services Department. The General Reserve collection is a collection of core textbooks that are in high demand; the Special Reserve collection is a collection of textbooks placed on reserve by instructors for specific courses and for a specified period of time. Reserve materials may not be taken out of the library.

In an effort to have as many books and journals as possible available in the library, a fine structure has been instituted. Impending fines encourage the return of borrowed library materials in a timely manner. Fees are payable by personal check, purchase requisitions, credit cards or by cash submitted to the Bursar's Office, Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

Fine Structure

Books: $0.50 every day late

Journals: $2.00 every hour late

Study Rooms: $5.00 every hour late

Payment can be made by clicking on the following link: 
Downstate E-Market and then click on Library Fines  

Access Services Desk

The Access Services Desk is staffed during the main desk service hours only.

Main Desk Service Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 8:30AM – 9:00PM

Fri: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Sat: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Sun: Noon – 9:00 PM

Supervisors in the Department are:

Daily (Mon – Fri, 9:30AM – 5:30PM): Juannetta LeGree

Evenings and Weekends (Sat: 9:00AM – 5:00PM; Sun – Wed: 11:00AM – 7:00PM): Portia Hercules

Phone: (718) 270-7401 • Fax: (718) 270-7468