Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. These areas include main-floor access to Patron Services as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. Capacity for the study space is 100 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.

Digital Scholarship Lab


The Digital Scholarship Lab will have modified operations for Fall Semester 2020 and will limit in-person interaction in the space. The computer lab, the 360, and the Digitization Room will each be available by appointment only. Please refer to our appointments page if you’d like to learn more.

We are excited to continue to work with classes remotely to support online use of transformative technologies. Data Analysis and Representation, Digital Storytelling and Digital Collections, and Immersive Visualization are our areas of focus, and each have different online options available for instructors. Please refer to our teaching and learning page for more information.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please feel free to email us at Lib.DSLdesk@msu.edu or request a consultation.


MSU's Digital Scholarship Lab is a partnership between MSU Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters. Located on the second floor of the Main Library, the lab is a space for exploring technology, collaboration, and its intersection with our research and teaching at Michigan State University. Faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines are welcome in the lab to take advantage of the technology, the co-working spaces, and the extended hours.

Floorplan of the Digital Scholarship Lab. This image shows the outline of the Lab and a map of the rooms inside the Lab, including the project rooms, the 360, the Classroom, the Flex Space, the Digitization Room, and the Virtual Reality Room.

A virtual tour of the Main Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab is available to view before visiting. If this virtual tour is inaccessible to you, please contact accessibility@lib.msu.edu to request an in-person tour or a written floor plan description.

To learn more about using the lab, our software and hardware, and more, please visit the Digital Scholarship Lab's website or click on one of the links below: