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Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm 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.

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!

Little Cookbooks

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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

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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

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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.

MSU Academic Network

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An exploratory graphical interface highlighting moments of connection and distinction between academic programs at MSU.

MSU Libraries Help Students and Faculty with Distance Learning

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Spartans have access to critical library collections and services! Get material mailed to your home and have reference consultations with librarians 24/7 through chat or email. MSU Libraries has a wealth of resources to help with distance learning, including streaming media, reliable information about COVID-19, and more. The one-east section of the Main Library is now open for study, computer use, and printing Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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