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.
Ask A Librarian
Need help using the MSU Libraries?
In-Person (Currently Suspended)
24/7 Chat Service
A Reference Librarian is available by phone during hours when the Main Library Reference Desk is open.
Send us your question and you will receive a response within 2 business days.
Get research help in your neighborhood from our Peer Research Assistants. Please see the Peer Research Assistant site for hours and locations, or to schedule an appointment.
Accessible Ask A Librarian form
If you’re unable to use the above email or chat forms due to accessibility issues, please submit your question using our accessible form .Emails will be answered within two business days. Or, you can call the MSU Libraries at (517) 353-8700. A Reference Librarian is available by phone during hours when the Main Library Reference Desk is open.
The confidentiality of library records in the state of Michigan is protected by "The Library Privacy Act,"
Michigan Compiled Laws 397.601-606, Act 455 of 1982. Note that federal law may supersede rights provided by this Michigan Law.