Make an Appointment with Special Collections
Materials in MSU’s Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, and Turfgrass Information Center are open to all researchers, regardless of academic affiliation or place of residence. All materials must be used within the Reading Room.
Beginning October 10, 2022, the University Archives Reading Room will reopen in Room 101 in Conrad Hall. University Archives will welcome researchers by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. Appointments must be scheduled at least three (3) business days in advance. For assistance, please contact UAHC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (517) 355-2330.
Researchers wanting to schedule an appointment or make a request to use materials before October 10, 2022, should continue to follow existing procedures to view materials in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Please note that appointments and material requests must be made at least five (5) days in advance of your planned visit.
For your visit to the Reading Room to be successful, we ask that all patrons follow “the three Rs”: Register, Request, and Reserve.
Prior to your visit please create a user account:
To request materials from the University Archives and Historical Collections, email email@example.com or call 517-355-2330.
To request materials from the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections or Turfgrass Information Center:
- Search for material using our library catalog.
- Once you locate an item in the catalog, click on ‘Request this item.’
- Select MSU or Non-MSU Affiliate and follow the prompts.
Submitting a request does not guarantee an item's availability. While infrequent, material may be unavailable because it is stored offsite, is being processed or conserved, is on exhibit, is subject to donor restrictions, or is ill suited to physical and environmental conditions. Staff will make every effort to fulfill requests and will notify you if material may not be available when requested.
Please note that material requests must be made at least five (5) days in advance of your planned visit.
Please note that appointments must be made at least five (5) days in advance of your planned visit.
If you cannot make your appointment, please notify staff at 517-884-6471. Desk employees will wait up to 30 minutes before canceling the appointment.
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