Michigan State University

The Map Library remains closed as a service point. We look forward to serving your GIS consulting and map-related needs via email and phone. Some of our non-circulating materials could be scanned, and others could be made available for viewing at a designated location. Circulating items may be paged using the library catalog’s Get It! Button. Please see our website for links to online resources and to the Ask a Map Librarian form

Print, Copy and Scan


The Map Library's three Windows Logon computers can print to a black & white letter-size printer and a color letter-size printer. The printers are all located on 2-West. Printing costs are the same as in other computer labs. For more information about printing services in the MSU Libraries, see the Print, Plot, & Scan page.


The Map Library has a photocopier that can make copies up to 11" x 17" in size. Photocopies cost $0.10 per sheet. The machine takes dollar bills and coins. MakeCentral on 2-West has a color copier that will make copies up to 11" x 17" in size, and a 36" wide rolling scanner that can scan & print large flat items. Most Map Library items can be checked out for in-building use only to take items to the MakeCentral. Ask Map Library staff before removing anything from the Map Library.


The Map Library has a 42" wide rolling scanner for $1 per scan.  We also have a 11" x 17" color scanner available for use with items in the Map Library's collection. Scans cost $0.05 each. Please bring a USB drive for saving your files, as you won't be able to email them to yourself. Media are also available for purchase in the MakeCentral on 2-West. Patrons with a MSU NetID may carry images to a Windows Logon computer nearby for further editing and use. MakeCentral also has numerous scanning options and maps may be checked out for in-building use.

More self-serve copying and scanning options are available in the MakeCentral. Please refer to Scanning Options at the MSU Libraries (pdf) for a complete list of scanning options.