Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Library Staff Building Access

Only essential employees are currently allowed to come in to work for regular hours. Essential employees have a letter from their supervisor identifying them as such.

Other employees may come into the building for short periods to pick up work in their offices, or peripheral office equipment to make their work at home situation more ergonomic. This equipment includes chairs, monitors, keyboards, and mice. It does not include desks or desktop devices, nor does it include desktop PCs. If employees want to take equipment home, they must fill out a Facilities request to do so, which will help us to inventory our office equipment.

Employees coming into the building must arrive at the Red Cedar entrance between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This is when Circulation is available to unlock the doors to enter the building. Under no circumstances should staff attempt to enter the building through the loading dock.

Employees that come into the building MUST fill out a Workplace Health Screening Form, which is REQUIRED by the University and Ingham County Health Department. This should be completed the day of and each day you enter one of our buildings.

All faculty, staff, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors in any shared spaces are required to wear face coverings. This includes any enclosed space which two or more people occupy at the same time. This includes meeting rooms, break rooms, stairwells, shared office space and hallways. A face covering must cover both the mouth and nose. Library employees should refer to the Libraries Return to Operations Plan for full guidance and training on face coverings.