Michigan State University

Starting on Thursday, December 23, 2021, MeLCat Borrowing and Lending will be suspended while the MSU Libraries undergoes a significant software transition.

MSU students, staff, and faculty can continue to utilize interlibrary loan by placing requests through the MSU Libraries Interlibrary Services department. Community patrons will not be able to use MeLCat through the MSU Libraries during this time, but they can continue to do so using their local public library.

Video Game Labs

The Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center, on 4 West of the Main Library, is home to game labs for study and recreation alike! Console games—from our collection or yours—may be played by individuals or groups in our fully equipped gaming rooms. PC games from our collection may be played in the nearby PC Alcove.

The following consoles are available:

  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation 3
  • Playstation 4 Pro
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One S

Reserve a Video Game Lab

A Video Game Lab reservation is necessary to play console games. Visit the Reservation System to book up to four hours per person, per day. Each game record in the library catalog also contains a link to the reservation system.

What can be played?

Bring in your own games for any console listed above, or check out games from our collection. To browse visually, try our custom Catalog of Available Games. To see an exhaustive list of titles without box art, visit catalog.lib.msu.edu, pull the drop-down menu to "ROVI Game Collection," and enter a title, platform, keyword, etc., or enter an asterisk (*) into the blank field to search all games. These titles are all held at the DMC service desk.

We are continuously processing titles for addition to the playable catalog. To weigh in on what we should process next, or to suggest any changes to the gaming space or procedures, please use our Gaming Feedback form.

More games and platforms will be added as they are processed. Major news may be posted here, but for the most current updates, follow @msulibraries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!