Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Microforms Library

NOTE: Collection that is housed in off campus facility must be requested by emailing: remote@lib.msu.edu 

Reels requested by 2 p.m. Monday-Friday will be available for your viewing at the Hollander MakeCentral Service desk, on 2West in the late afternoon of the same day.

Requests after 2 p.m., will be available by the afternoon of the next business day.

Film is retrieved Monday-Friday.

If you request film, you will receive an email when the film is available at the service desk.

The MSU collection comprises approximately 119,000 reels of microfilm, 1.1 million microfiche and microcards, as well as, indexes and printed information for use with these materials.  Much of the microfilm collection is located in an off campus location and may be requested by emailing: remote@lib.msu.edu.   All of the fiche, microcards, and some Major Newspapers on Microfilm are located in the Microforms Library, located on 2nd Floor West, in the Main Library.

Digital microreaders are available in the MakeCentral on 2 West in the Main Library. These reader/scanners allow users to save scanned images to a CD or removable drive at no charge. Printing is also available.