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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 Main Library is 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.

MSU Libraries' Events

Library Events (MSU Events Calendar)

From our writers and film series to traveling exhibits, come to one of the many events and programs we offer here at MSU Libraries. We look forward to seeing you!

Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library

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Interactive virtual tours of the Main Library’s first floorDigital Scholarship Lab, and Green Room are available to view before visiting. Check out these Library spaces today!

Interviews with Michigan Supreme Court Justices

man in courtroom arguing before four judges

This collection includes transcripts and attached audio files of interviews with retired Michigan Supreme Court Justices. The interviews were conducted and transcribed by the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society. Digitization of the audio and text files was performed by the Digital & Multimedia Center at the MSU Libraries.

To see the transcripts and listen to the audio, please visit our Digital and Multimedia Center's website's digital collections:
Interviews with Michigan Supreme Court Justices.

Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

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In 2006, the Michigan State University received a gift of 5500 pages of historic Chicago Tribune. The dates of these pages range from 1880-1940 and focus on the ca. 12,000 images represented by the paper, not merely black and white images commonly used, rather the important and at times pioneering colorful images from masters like Grant Wood and Mary Casset and famed cartoonist, John T. McCutcheon. This collection of scanned images and underlying database offers access to a rich set of cartoons, photographs, illustrations, advertisements, etc., in hopes of enticing scholars to visit East Lansing to see the original print artifacts carefully conserved and housed in the Michigan State University Library’s Special Collections. With scores of patents to its credit, the Chicago Tribune Co. helped shape the way newspapers tell their stories through the use of color and we hope that our efforts help you to further explore visual innovations in newsprint.

Visit the Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

 

Jordan’s Bedouin: Deeply Rooted

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Now through March 31, 2020
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibition based on The Tree Stump: An Arabic Historical Novel by Jordanian author Samiha Khrais: a retelling of the Great Arab Revolt during World War I from a Bedouin (nomadic Arab) family's perspective.

Exhibit curated by Deborah J. Margolis, Middle East Studies Librarian

Land, Lots and Lore: Cadastral Maps Through Time

1847 map of the Town of Michigan

This exhibit presents several examples of manuscript cadastral maps, historical plat maps, and contemporary GIS-based cadastral resources, showing various methods of presenting property information over time.  It is adapted from a physical exhibit in the MSU Main Library that ran November 2016 through February 2017.

See the online exhibit.​

Exhibit produced by Kathleen Weessies and Tim Kiser

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