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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!

Librarians Are Here to Help

librarian teaching students on computers

The Business Library has librarians here to help you with your research, in using databases, and more.

If you can't get to the Business Library, you can contact us through our Ask a Business Librarian email service: Opens in a New Tab or online via Chat: Opens in a New Tab.

Library Places: A look at campus library buildings 1857 - 1957

 M.A.C. Library (Linton Hall)
Now through Spring 2020
Conrad Hall, University Archives Reading Room
 
An exhibit highlighting the library buildings and librarians between the campus founding in 1857 through the construction of the current Main Library in 1957.
 
Exhibit created by Whitney Miller

Little Cookbooks

Small Children around a Let's Cook sign

Little Cookbooks contains thousands of food and cookery related publications produced primarily by companies in the United States from the late nineteenth century up to the present. The collection provides a rich resource to study the evolution and history of advertising, food products, individual companies, technology, food preparation, and food production. It was organized, described, and donated in 2005 by Shirley Brocker Sliker, who continues to add items to the collection.

Making of Modern Michigan

Scene with candles

The Making of Modern Michigan (MMM) project empowered libraries around Michigan to digitize their local history collections to make them available throughout the world.

Michigan's Legal Boundaries

Michigan-Ohio zigzag border

This online exhibit highlights the evolution of Michigan's legal boundary. Few published maps show Michigan's true boundary which does not stop at the shoreline of the four Great Lakes that encircle it, but extends into them to include almost 40,000 square miles of water, comprising 40% of Michigan's area. Most maps of Michigan show only the upper and lower peninsulas plus a few major islands. The U.S. Geological Survey, however, recognizes 420 named islands in the Great Lakes belonging to Michigan.

Since statehood, eight challenges to the boundary have resulted in adjustments that relinquished territory to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio, but gained territory from Canada.

The Michigan's Legal Boundary exhibit is located on the web.

Return to the Map Library.

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