Michigan State University

Facts & Figures

(as of August 2018)

Overview

  • Opened in our current location in 1997
  • We are named after William C. Gast

Collections

  • Over 137,000 Books and Bound Journals
  • Over 500 CDs, DVDs, and Floppies and over 100 audio books
  • Over 70 Business databases and many more databases in all subject areas
  • Over 9,000 Online business journals
  • Course and Research Guides: over 50

Facilities

  • Seating Capacity: 532
  • Overall Area: 27,355 feet
  • Open 99 hours weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Computers for individual use: 109
  • Wireless internet access throughout the library
  • 12 group study rooms able to accommodate groups of 8-10 (all have large TV monitors, white boards and are equipped with wireless technology)
  • Web camera and microphone available for check out
  • Classroom / Computer Lab (Room 22):
    • 24 student computer workstations
    • 1 instructor workstation including computer
    • LCD Projector screen, 2 flat screens, 1 SmartBoard, VCR, and sound equipment
  • A study carrel room equipped with 16 cubicles and 78 lockers is available to Business faculty and PhD students
  • MSU Print credit printing available utilizing 3 large capacity B&W printers and 1 large capacity Color printer
  • 1 Color scanner/faxing station
  • 1 Photocopier
  • 1 Magnifier/Reader (Aladdin Rainbow Reader - available upon request)

Primary Clientele

  • Over 7,700 students in the Broad College of Business (undergraduates and graduate students) as of Spring 2018
  • Over 120 Full-time faculty in the Broad College of Business 
  • We also serve the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and their over 1,400 students (undergraduates and graduate students) as of Spring 2018 and over 30 professors and instructors

Usage

  • Visitors since 1997 exceeds 5 Million
  • Group Study Room and Collaborative Technology Lab Reservations: over 9,642 with 89% filled/booked for 2016/17
  • Items checked out: over 7,900 for 2016/17
  • InterLibrary Loans: over 900 filled for 2016/17
  • Front Desk Interactions: over 5,400 for 2016/17

Staff

  • Approximately 18 student employees
  • 7 Full time staff members (5 librarians and 2 support staff)