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.


Visitors of the University Archives can enter campus from Shaw Lane or Wilson Road for the most direct route to the Archives located in Conrad Hall. The parking lot directly in front of the University Archives (Lot 112) includes visitor pay by plate spots. There are two pay stations here: at the SE corner and the NW corner. Instructions are displayed. For more information, see the MSU Police Vistor Parking website.

If Lot 112 is full, additional parking is available near the Wharton Center (Lot 19) or pay by plate parking in Lot 91 (south of railroad tracks). Use the far west row which runs north and south and the far south row which runs east and west. These are the designated pay-by-plate areas of Lot 91.

If you are unable to walk from that location, please contact the University Archives for additional parking help.