Michigan State University

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.

Dean Salem's Message on Library Hours & Resources

Welcome back, and we hope your Spring Break was a restful one!  We wanted to update you on changes to our services in the Libraries.  As of March 14, our Music, Art and Map branch libraries have reopened, as has the Digital and Multimedia Center.  We have expanded hours in the Gast Business Library, and Main Library hours have expanded to 7:30 am – midnight, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 10 pm Friday, 10 am – 6 pm Saturday, and 10am – midnight Sunday.  Please see our hours website for the most up-to-date information.  Hours may vary based on staffing availability.

Masks are no longer required in the Libraries, except for in the Hollander Makerspace and in our classroom spaces.  In addition, we have removed restrictions on eating and drinking in most areas, with the exception of spaces that restrict food and drink to protect our collections.  Sparty’s café in the Main Library has reopened with limited hours through the end of the term.

If you would prefer to limit your time and contact in the building, you may still pick up pre-requested material at the Circulation desk. We also have lockers for 24/7 touchless pickup located in the north entrance, which give our campus partners another safe option for collecting materials. 

Our events calendar is available here: https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/

A few reminders:

  • We can retrieve requested items from the stacks and the Business Library for pickup at the Main Library.
  • We can scan articles and book chapters and send material electronically to students, staff, and faculty in adherence with copyright law.
  • We can mail books to faculty, staff, and students living off campus and outside of East Lansing.
  • We continue to add to our collections, preferencing electronic acquisitions.
  • We remain available to chat about your information needs and can provide information literacy instruction online.
  • We offer access to databases that can help you stream music and films.

Please take care, and please reach out to us when you need help. If you can't find an answer on our website or if you'd simply prefer to talk with someone, please feel free to call us at our main number: (517) 353-8700. We'll help you find the help you need.

Take Care,

Joseph A. Salem, Jr.

Dean of Libraries