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.

Make an Appointment with DSL

The Digital Scholarship Lab is dedicated to providing access to its technologies to all patrons.

In an effort to protect our patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have limited hours for patrons to use our technologies by appointment only. The Digital Scholarship Lab will not have walk-in hours during the Fall semester.

Appointments are required to use the 360 and the Digitization Room and must be placed at least two (2) days in advance. For Digital Scholarship Lab questions contact via email.

Using the 360 or Digitization Room

An appointment is required to use the 360 or Digitization Room at the Digital Scholarship Lab.

  • Make an appointment using the link below to follow all procedures.
  • Please indicate your planned use of the equipment so that we can be prepared for your visit.
  • Appointments will be at least two business days from the date you make the appointment Monday – Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your appointment has been approved.  Approved appointments will be met in the Main Library's first floor in the area near the Beaumont tower doors at the time and date of the appointment approval. A DSL professional will then lead you up to the Digital Scholarship Lab.

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Using the Classroom computers in the Digital Scholarship Lab

The Digital Scholarship Lab computers have specialized software and are equipped with high quality graphics cards and power processors. You can learn more about the software on these computers.

Five classroom computers will be available for individual use by appointment, Monday – Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Appointments must be made at least four hours in advance.

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