Access Services includes Circulation, Reserves, and Stacks Maintenance. These areas assist patrons with all procedures related to checking out and returning books, paying fines, billing for overdue, lost, or damaged material, searching for missing books and recalling books. We also process, maintain, check out, and check in reserve material and perform the shelving in the browsing collection, room 200, and in the Main collection on the 3rd and 4th floors.

We strive to provide students and faculty, both on and off campus, staff and community residents with services that are effective, efficient, and courteous.

Circulation

The Newton Gresham Library's Circulation Department manages the loaning of library materials to patrons. Read the library's circulation policies.

Course Reserves

The Reserve Desk is the place to request any materials places on course reserves by instructors. The Reserve Desk is located immediately to the right of the Circulation Desk. If the Reserve Desk staff are busy, you may ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Reserve Materials include books, journal articles, class notes and tests that SHSU Instructors put on Reserve. Learn more about accessing course reserves material.

Read the SHSU Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works Placed on Reserve and the Use of Audio/Visual Material in Distance Learning - Revised July 2014

Stacks Maintenance

Stacks Maintenance is responsible for sorting and reshelving books and bound journals. The Stacks Maintenance Office is located on the 3rd Floor and is where Main Collection Materials (books and bound journals) go to be sorted and arranged before they get reshelved by the Student Worker in the Library. We ask that you not reshelve your own books, as Library staff provide that service. If you are unable to find a book or journal on the shelf, you may want to try looking in this office, or at the library carts immediately outside the office. The book may be waiting to be reshelved. Feel free to walk into the office to look for a book even if no employees are there.