Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Friday, June 21, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Friday, June 21, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
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.
Notice: WE ARE CASHLESS! The Hollander MakeCentral Service Desk will no longer accept cash payments. We will continue to accept: Debit/Credit, SpartanCash or Check payments. Thank you for your understanding.
Notice: WE ARE CASHLESS! The Hollander MakeCentral Service Desk will no longer accept cash payments. We will continue to accept: Debit/Credit, SpartanCash or Check payments. Thank you for your understanding.

Self-Care Lending Library

The MSUL has a new collection in the library called the Self-Care Lending Library. Materials include 6 pairs of noise canceling headphones and 6 light therapy lamps. These items can be checked out at the MakeCentral service desk in the library on 2 West. The noise canceling headphones have a four hour borrow time and the therapy lamps can be checked out for up to three days. The noise canceling headphones may be renewed for an additional four hours but must remain in the library. The therapy lamps may be taken outside of the library for use but there is no option for renewal.

Thanks to an in house funding opportunity granted in late 2019, this small collection came to fruition after almost three years of planning and readjusting due to the pandemic and shutdown of many campus resources. This collection is now more relevant and vital to the library and its users. To ensure safety and sanitization of these items, sanitizing wipes are included each time you check out the noise canceling headphones, and our staff at the MakeCentral Service desk also sanitize both items upon their return. If you have any problems with these items, please take them to the MakeCentral Service desk and we will work to get them fixed as soon as possible.

The Collection

Noise Canceling Headphones

Cowin Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones 

Cowin Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
Cowin Noise Canceling Headphones with Case and Information Tag

Light Therapy Lamp

Verilux Happy Light - 10,000 lux light with two brightness levels.

Verilux Happy Light
Light Therapy Lamp Borrowing Tag

Sarah and Jill would love to hear your feedback on the current items, and if you have any suggestions for additional resources the library could acquire to help you maintain your self-care at MSU.

Contact us at:
Jill Morningstar jmorning@msu.edu
Sarah Mainville mainvil3@msu.edu