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We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new catalog from June 27th through the 30th. As we make this transition, some services will be affected.

  • You will still be able to check out books or other library material in person at the library.
  • Requests for pick up at circulation desks will be unavailable during this time.
  • You will have to request materials from other libraries using Get It @ MSU. Note: Borrowing from other Michigan Libraries through MelCat continues to be suspended until further notice.

To learn more information, please see our FAQ page.

MSU Libraries' Features

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.

New Business Books

Check out newly purchased books at the Gast Business Library:

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Nursing Reference Center Plus - A Point-of-Care Resource for Nursing

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Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus) is an evidence-based nursing point-of-care reference tool. NRC Plus has a new, updated interface with expanded content, including: multimedia (videos and images), nursing management topics, care plans, leadership and management CE modules, additional skills, and more.

Take a three-minute video tour of NRC Plus.: Opens in a New Tab

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