Michigan State University

All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings, including the Libraries.

For more information on Library hours and services, please visit our Using the Library page.


Starting on Thursday, December 23, 2021, MeLCat Borrowing and Lending will be suspended while the MSU Libraries undergoes a significant software transition.

MSU students, staff, and faculty can continue to utilize interlibrary loan by placing requests through the MSU Libraries Interlibrary Services department. Community patrons will not be able to use MeLCat through the MSU Libraries during this time, but they can continue to do so using their local public library.

Internet & Wireless

Network connections in the Library

Within the Main Library there are more than 300 network connection ports, distributed throughout all floors in both wings of the building. Connection ports are available in library study carrels and are the outlet boxes with bright orange plugs or orange NET LINK signs. Ask at a service desk if you need help locating one.

The following list indicates which branch libraries have NET LINK ports available to patrons.

Branch Location Wireless Net Link Ports # of Ports
Business Library Rm. 50 MSU College of Law Building Yes No  
Gull Lake Library W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Yes No  

A list of computer labs and their hours

All residence halls have Ethernet network connections in classrooms and common areas.

A list of residence halls that have WiFi throughout the building.

Accessing the wireless network in the library

The Main Library currently offers wireless network access to MSU students, staff, and faculty throughout the building. Limited guest access is also available to non-MSU affiliated users.

You can register your device to have full access to the campus wireless network. You only need to this once per device. Equipment left inactive for 90 days will be dropped from the network.

What is the URL (web address) for the wireless login page?

Go to and enter your MSU NetID and password.

Does the Main Library check out Wireless Network cards or laptops equipped with such cards?

No. To buy a Wireless Network card for your laptop, please visit the MSU Computer Store in the Computer Center, (517) 432-0700.  You can also check local and online computer/electronics stores for wireless USB adapters.

Will I be able to access the MSU Libraries’ online resources (e.g. the catalog, electronic journals, etc.) via the Wireless Network?

In order to access the library resources from the main library using your laptop with a wireless connection, you will need to set the proxy server settings (see Off Campus Access for instructions).

For assistance in using the electronic resources, please see the staff at the Main Library Reference Desk in the main lobby.

Can I print from my computer via a Wireless Network connection?

Yes, you can print to MSU printers in the Main Library and across campus using MSU Print. For complete instructions, see https://tech.msu.edu/technology/printing/

Setting up your laptop for wireless MSU Print or MakeCentral printing:

  1. Log in to https://print.msu.edu/ with your Netid and password.
  2. Select Web Print from the sidebar menu and follow the directions.
  3. Step-by-Step instructions can be found at https://tech.msu.edu/technology/printing/
  4. Note: Webprint allows ONLY these file types for laptop users: xlam, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx, pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx, doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf, pdf.
  5. To convert a web page to PDF, please see https://tech.msu.edu/technology/printing/.

Where can I find a wireless connection besides in the Main Library?

For more information about Wireless Access Points at MSU, visit MSUnet Wireless website.

For Further Assistance:

If you need assistance with accessing the Wireless Network in the Main Library (only), please contact Reference and Discovery Services at (517) 353-8700. You can also visit the Gerald M Kline Digital & Multimedia Center on 4-West to seek help in person from student employees in that department.

If you need assistance in configuring your computer for dynamic addressing, contact the MSU Computer Information Center at (517) 432-6200 or by email:help@msu.edu.

MSU's Library, Computing & Technology office offers more information on MSU Computer Requirements and technology resources, computer labs, support and training at MSU.