Michigan State University

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

Primal Pictures: Anatomy.tv Modules

3-d computer model of a human head with cranium, muscles, and veins showing

Anatomy TV covers a full range of interactive and accurate 3D models of human anatomy online, with specialized resources on various clinical areas and body systems. MSU's subscription includes Audiology, Head and Neck Basic Neuroanatomy, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, and Urology.

Printed in North Korea : the art of everyday life in the DPRK

Printed in North Korea : the art of everyday life in the DPRK

Provenance Project

A page from Giovanni Villani's Florentine Chronicle

The Provenance Project at the MSU Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections is an ongoing effort to systematically catalog marks of ownership and marks of use in rare books here at Michigan State University. A team of library employees and volunteers documents and studies the copy-specific features of these rare books, such as bookplates, owner signatures, bookseller’s notes, library markings, unique bindings, handwritten annotations, and more. A detailed provenance record can shed light on the world outside of our books, giving us crucial insight into the habits of readers, the popularity of particular works and genres, as well as the history of the book and the book trade.

Provenance Project

Library Logo, a book

The Provenance Project at Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong 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.