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.

Further Reading

How can I find out more information about scholarly communications?

Several web sites have detailed information:

  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has a Scholarly Communication page with information about activity in support of open access and resources for Big Ten schools.

  • SPARC is a global coalition committed to making open the default for scholarly communication.  

  • Blogs to follow:

Duke University Libraries Scholarly Communications Blog

Scholarly Kitchen Blog

Books on the topic:

There are many books in the library catalog on scholarly publishing and open access publishing.

Other University faculty, administrators, and librarians are discussing these issues: