Michigan State University

On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.

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.