Michigan State University

Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, the University Archives Reading Room is closed to researchers until further notice. During this time, we will continue to provide email and telephone reference support though responses may be delayed. If you have any questions, please contact us.


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.

Records Transfer, Retrieval, and Destruction

Organizations and academic units should transfer to University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) all records of long-term value that are not needed for day-to-day administration. In addition, UAHC can assist offices with the storage and destruction of inactive business records, per the university’s Retention Schedules.