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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!

Michigan Writers Series

Michigan Writers Series with writers' faces

The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers for an evening of readings and discussion with their audience.

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

Clip of screen shot of ETD browsing feature.

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

MSU Special Collections Registration and Request System

MSU Special Collections Registration and Request System

We are very excited to introduce the MSU Special Collections Registration and Request System. During summer 2016, our familiar paper-based request system was replaced by an automated system. Among the many benefits, users will be able to request material directly from the library’s online catalog (and eventually from our finding aids, too). What’s more, users will be able to request material remotely and in advance, from wherever you and your web-enabled device find yourselves. Keep your eyes peeled for a “Request It!” button appearing in the catalog records for Special Collections items. If you’ve ever electronically requested special collections material at another library, chances are you’ve used this system before (the proprietary name of the software is Aeon, though it goes by different names at different institutions). This will be a change for all of us, users and staff alike, so we thank you for your patience as we transition to this far more powerful Registration and Request System.  

New Business Books

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Check out the new books at the Gast Business Library:

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