Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. These areas include main-floor access to Patron Services as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. Capacity for the study space is 50 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Microfilm - Major Collections

Collections below are shelved in the Main Library and Remote Storage*.

Current Newspapers on Microfilm

These include back issues of newspapers to which the library currently subscribes. They are arranged alphabetically according to the title of the newspaper.

Major U.S. Newspapers Held in the MSU Microforms Libraries.

MSU Theses

Prior to a change in library policy, MSU theses were received on microfilm. This film is shelved in a remote storage facility and requires a request* for retrieval. Please note: If you are looking for a recently published MSU thesis it will most likely be found on microfiche, not microfilm.   The Microfiche is located in the Main Library, 2West. Check the catalog for location.

Short Title Catalog

These film are a collection of early English books. The collection is divided into two parts: STCI and STCII. The film is shelved in a remote storage facility*.  There may be digital access to much of this collection.  Ask at the Reference desk for assistance searching these titles.

*Request from remote:

For film reel requests please  email remote@lib.msu.edu

Reels requested by 11am Mon-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 11am, 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.