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On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The MSU Libraries are 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.

Dean Salem's Message on COVID-19

On Monday, March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing bars, theaters, casinos, and other public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. Though we had previously closed our branch libraries, the Main Library is now also closed. We still offer virtual services.

We’ve promised to cultivate a climate of safety, and safety is our priority and our responsibility. Our shared goal is to reduce concentrations of people to reduce exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. We remain partners in teaching and learning – even when we partner remotely. We will all still work to facilitate connections that support research, teaching, and learning. Many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning Resources page for more information.

This is an unusual time for colleges and universities across the country. It’s easy to focus on the turmoil, but it is remarkable and wonderful for me to see how our campus community is working to protect our larger community. It is an honor to partner with all who continue to teach and learn.

Take Care and Be Safe,
Joseph A. Salem, Jr.
Dean of Libraries