SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn
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, 10-4.
Books: $0.50 every day late
Journals: $2.00 every hour late
Study Rooms: $5.00 every hour late
Access Services Desk
The Access Services Desk is staffed during the main desk service hours only.
Main Desk Service Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 8:30AM - Midnight
Fri: 8:30AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: Noon - Midnight
Supervisors in the Department are:
Daily (M-F, 9:30 - 5:30): Juannetta LeGree
Evenings and Weekends (M-F, 1:00 - 9:00): Portia Hercules
Telephone: 718-270-7401 Fax: 718-270-7468