Michigan State University

We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new catalog from June 27th through July 1st. 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.

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.