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.


Materials in the University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) can be reproduced for you by photocopying or digital scanning by the UAHC staff. Researchers wishing to use digital photography must consult with the reference archivist before taking photographs.

The current fee for photocopying is $0.20 per page (letter/legal) for black and white photocopies. Color copies are $1.00 per page. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received. While Archives does its best to provide prompt service, please allow up to 10 business days for the completion of orders.

Materials up to 12 by 17 inches can be scanned digitally in most formats and sizes at a cost of $5 per scan. The file will be digitally transferred unless otherwise requested. An additional fee of $5 will be charged for media if requested.

Our Fee Schedule document describes fees for duplication and digitization as well as other applicable fees. Contact the University Archives for any questions regarding fees.

M.A.C. Library at Linton Hall, ca. 1910.
M.A.C. Library at Linton Hall, ca. 1910. (A001011)