Michigan State University

Appointment Information

Public access is provided at the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Reading Room located in the MSU Main Library building. We have limited hours for patrons to use our collections by appointment only.

For your visit to the Special Collections Reading Room to be successful, these steps need to be followed.

  1. Requests for materials must be made no less than 5 business days before your appointment. Review finding aids and then call 517-355-2330 or email University Archives to request materials.
  2. Make an appointment to visit the Special Collections Reading Room. Appointments are required and must be made no less than 5 business days in advance. The reading room is open Monday-Friday, 10AM - 4PM.
  3. Complete the researcher registration form.

We are happy to answer reference questions or provide other services to help you plan your visit. Please contact via email or telephone 517-355-2330.

All Special Collections Reading Room patrons are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e., masks), and abide by all rules and directions of MSU, the MSU Libraries, and all MSU Libraries staff regarding the health and safety of patrons, staff, and the community.

For those unable to visit MSU, University Archives & Historical Collections also offers email and telephone reference support.

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