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 MSU Libraries are 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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Access More Books through HathiTrust

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MSU Libraries has activated the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, which means that Michigan State faculty, staff, and students now have reading access to 36% of MSU Libraries' print collection through HathiTrust. Once logged in, MSU users will be able to access the entire public domain corpus plus temporarily have limited access to in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes that are held by the MSU Libraries.  Gain access by following these steps.

MSU Libraries Help Students and Faculty with Distance Learning

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The library buildings may be closed, but Spartans still have access to critical collections and services!  Get material mailed to your home,  have reference consultations with librarians 24/7 through chat or email, and ease your worries about overdue fees.  MSU Libraries has a wealth of resources to help with distance learning, including streaming media, reliable information about COVID-19, and more.

MSU and Lansing-Area Makers Unite to Make Personal Protective Equipment

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The MSU Libraries Hollander MakeCentral makerspace is collaborating with other area makers to ramp up production of face shields for local hospitals.  The Libraries’ 3D printers are running around the clock, and two new printers have been ordered. Information about specifications and more can be found on the project’s website, and through MSU Today.


Photo:  MakeCentral staff Jamie Moriarty, left; Rian Buckley, center; Paul Cooper, right.  Photo by Joseph Salem, Dean of MSU Libraries.

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!

Documenting COVID-19 Experiences at Michigan State University

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Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections is documenting the experiences of MSU students, staff, faculty, and other members of the campus community during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  We invite you to share your stories, photos, videos, and other documentation.  Please use the Google form to submit your items, and consult the UAHC website for more information on what kind of materials to submit and how to submit them.  

Photo:  Rock at MSU on 4/9/2020. Taken by Ed Busch.