Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 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.

Affiliates at Hospitals

MSU affiliates at hospitals include current MSU medical students, clinical adjunct faculty, and MSU residents.

Accessing the MSU Libraries Electronic Resources

To access the MSU Libraries' many electronic resources on this Health Sciences Digital Library site from off campus (including hospitals), you'll need a MSU NetID and password. If you never received or have forgotten your MSU NetID and password, contact the MSU Department or College that oversees your assignment. The MSU Libraries does not issue NetIDs and passwords.

If you have your MSU NetID and password and are having problems accessing electronic resources, please visit the MSU Libraries Off Campus Access page, or contact Discovery Services at (517) 353-8700 or reachout@msu.edu.

Requesting items from the MSU Libraries

This detailed page on Requesting Material will guide you toward how to request material that is not available electronically.  Follow instructions for "Outside East Lansing".  

If you are a Clinical Adjunct faculty member with the College of Human Medicine or the College of Osteopathic Medicine you must phone our InterLibrary Services Department at (517) 884-6398 to set up your ILL account before requesting any materials.

If your hospital has a library, check with a librarian about resources available to you.  Many hospitals provide access to some resources not available through the MSU Libraries.  Your local hospital librarian can also request material for you from MSU.