Michigan State University

The Main Library is open, though we have reduced hours. We have temporarily closed study spaces to support the request that students self-quarantine. Study spaces will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 28, but we will maintain access to patron services for material check out and pick up. 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 Patron Services 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).

If you wish to request US Government Documents from Remote Storage but are not eligible for (or do not wish to obtain) an MSU Library Community Card, please e-mail remote@lib.msu.edu.