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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!

Provenance Project

Library Logo, a book

The Provenance Project at Special Collections, MSU Libraries is an ongoing effort to document copy-specific features of the libraries’ rare books, such as bookplates, booksellers’ notes, ownership inscriptions, marginalia, and more.

Publishing Services

printer for making books

On-demand printing is now available at the MSU Main Library with Publishing Services to create paperback books from digital files. Publishing Services staff will print your interior pages and cover, bind them together, and trim the book to your desired dimensions. You can print your own dissertation, creative writing, conference paper, family cookbook, and more. You can also bind loose pre-printed sheets or print staple-bound booklets. Publishing Services staff offer book design workshops and are available for one-on-one consultations.


Ramparts issue with Vietnamese First Lady Madame Nhu as an MSU cheerleader

Originally started in 1962 as a Catholic literary quarterly by Edward Keating, Ramparts soon became associated with the New Left of the 1960's under the influence of such editors as Warren Hinkle, Robert Scheer, and James F. Colaianni. Ramparts was an early critic of the Vietnam War publishing the first national article denouncing the use of napalm and exposed the CIA use of American universities including Michigan State for training Vietnamese security forces. Indeed, one of the most famous Ramparts covers pictures then Vietnamese First Lady Madame Nhu as an MSU cheerleader as part of an expose regarding the cooperation between MSU and the CIA that occurred during the 1960's. Ramparts also provided a venue for discussion of the arts and culture including contributions from poet Allen Ginsberg, reporter Hunter S. Thompson, and John Lennon. Publication ceased in 1975.


Read Today's Latest Publications

Read Today's Latest Publications

The Economist

The Wall Street Journal : Register to activate your free subscription with your MSU email

Bloomberg Businessweek

Crain's Detroit Business 

Remembering the Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsi 25 Years Later

Exhibit title against backdrop of genocide victim photos

Now through April 2019
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

As part of MSU's Year of Global Africa Celebration, this exhibit commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi and seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the root causes and the effects of the genocide.

Exhibit curated by Erik Ponder, African Studies Librarian, with support from project partners: Laura Apol, Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Jean Kayitsinga, Julian Samora Research Institute, University Outreach and Engagement; Jean Pierre Nshimyanmana, Center for Water Sciences, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife.