Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9 a.m .to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m .to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Request Material from Remote Storage

Material with the Remote Storage location in the MSU Library catalog is housed in North Lansing. To request an item from Remote Storage, click on the Request It! button located in the catalog record. After logging in with your MSU NetID or Community Borrower ID, follow the prompts to select the materials that you need.

If there is no Request it! button present, or if you need to borrow more than 10 volumes of a title, please email remote@lib.msu.edu and include your name, title of the item, volumes needed, and MSU NetID or community borrower number.

Requested items are picked up every weekday (except University holidays or days when the MSU Main Library is closed). Material requested before 2 pm Monday-Friday will be available at the Main Library Circulation Desk that same day by 5 pm. Material requested after 2 pm Monday-Friday will be available by 5 pm the next open weekday. Material requested on weekends, holidays, closed days, or after 2 pm Friday will be available by 5 pm Monday (or the next open weekday).