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.

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Organizational Records

Organizational records may come from businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or community groups.

They are the internal documents produced by an organization to guide its work or as a result of its work. They provide evidence on issues such as how the organization determined its goals, who had decision-making power, and how the organization evolved over time.

Examples of Organizational Records:

  • Minutes from the meetings of a company's Board of Directors
  • A set of procedures for electing officers in a environmental protection group
  • A memo to staff of a government agency, explaining how they are to enforce a particular regulation