Michigan State University

All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings, including the Libraries.

For more information on Library hours and services, please visit our Using the Library page.


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.


This online exhibit is based on an exhibit curated by Eric Alstrom, Collections Conservator, and shown during April - July 2009 in the Michigan State University Libraries' Special Collections reading room, East Lansing, MI. The webpages were designed by Kevin Mailand in February, 2011. All images taken by Eric Alstrom.