Michigan State University

On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.

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Jordan’s Bedouin: Deeply Rooted

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Now through March 31, 2020
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibition based on The Tree Stump: An Arabic Historical Novel by Jordanian author Samiha Khrais: a retelling of the Great Arab Revolt during World War I from a Bedouin (nomadic Arab) family's perspective.

Exhibit curated by Deborah J. Margolis, Middle East Studies Librarian

The Human Animal Bond

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Now through July 2020
Main Library, 1st Floor, Special Collections Gallery

An exhibit introducing some of the living and working relationships of humans and animals throughout history, including farming, hunting and fishing, beekeeping, pets, and veterinary medicine. Much of the material featured is part of the historic veterinary medicine collection, alongside other notable items in the MSU Libraries Special Collections.

Exhibit curated by Andrea Kepsel, Health Sciences Librarian, and generously sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library

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Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library’s first floorDigital Scholarship Lab, and Green Room are available to view before visiting. Check out these Library spaces today!

50 Years of Earth Day: Ancestors and Heirs

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Now through April 2020
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

The First Earth Day in 1970 brought national attention to the growing concern of environmental degradation in the United States. In the 50 years since, there have been many successes in the protection of the environment both at MSU and the national level. This year, Earth Day will be observed globally with the goal of raising awareness for action on climate change.

Exhibit curated by Stephanie Perentesis & Erika Weir on behalf of the Library Environmental Committee