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. Capacity for the study space is 50 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.

Ku Klux Klan Collection

Since the acquisition of materials from the estate of a Michigan Klan member over a decade ago, this collection has grown in size and quality. Most of the primary items in the collection date from the 1920's and 1930's, a period of growth in the Klan's history. Constitutions, installation ceremonies, advertisements for Klan merchandise, and the role of women in the Klan are all included from this period. There are also of the Kourier, the official monthly magazine of the Knights of the KKK. (A full run of this title is on microfilm in the Microfilm Library, 3rd floor West). The collection features a number of secondary studies of the Klan, as well as the research materials used by Wyn Wade in his book, The Fiery Cross (1987). In 1994, a large collection of United Klans of America material was added to these holdings.