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.

MSU Libraries' Features

Primal Pictures: Anatomy.tv Modules

3-d computer model of a human head with cranium, muscles, and veins showing

Anatomy TV covers a full range of interactive and accurate 3D models of human anatomy online, with specialized resources on various clinical areas and body systems. MSU's subscription includes Audiology, Head and Neck Basic Neuroanatomy, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, and Urology.

Printed in North Korea : the art of everyday life in the DPRK

Printed in North Korea : the art of everyday life in the DPRK

Provenance Project

A page from Giovanni Villani's Florentine Chronicle

The Provenance Project at the MSU Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections is an ongoing effort to systematically catalog marks of ownership and marks of use in rare books here at Michigan State University. A team of library employees and volunteers documents and studies the copy-specific features of these rare books, such as bookplates, owner signatures, bookseller’s notes, library markings, unique bindings, handwritten annotations, and more. A detailed provenance record can shed light on the world outside of our books, giving us crucial insight into the habits of readers, the popularity of particular works and genres, as well as the history of the book and the book trade.

Provenance Project

Library Logo, a book

The Provenance Project at Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, MSU Libraries is an ongoing effort to document copy-specific features of the libraries’ rare books, such as bookplates, booksellers’ notes, ownership inscriptions, marginalia, and more.

Publishing Services

printer for making books

On-demand printing is now available at the MSU Main Library with Publishing Services to create paperback books from digital files. Publishing Services staff will print your interior pages and cover, bind them together, and trim the book to your desired dimensions. You can print your own dissertation, creative writing, conference paper, family cookbook, and more. You can also bind loose pre-printed sheets or print staple-bound booklets. Publishing Services staff offer book design workshops and are available for one-on-one consultations.