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.

Recall "Checked Out" Items

Please use this form to request that we recall CHECKED OUT material and hold it for you.

What happens when this form is submitted? On the next business day (Monday - Friday, except University holidays), a "recall notice" will be sent to the borrower requesting return within 14 days. When the item is returned, you will be notified that it is being held for you. You may log in to your Library account to check the item's status.

POLICY: If a recalled item is not returned within 14 days, the current borrower loses library privileges, is fined $1 per day, is billed for replacement, and (if an MSU student) is blocked from MSU enrollment, registration, diploma, and transcripts.

Required fields denoted with asterisk*.

Contact Information

Please enter only digits, no spaces or punctuation.

An example of an MSU ID barcode

Material Information

Only ONE Book per request form, please.

Please enter the following information from the catalog record:

  •     Author (if there is one)
  •     Title
  •     Publisher
  •     Location
  •     Call Number
  •     Status

Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay your request or prevent it from being processed.

Catalog Record Information

Faculty/Staff Delivery Options

Delivery service is for faculty and staff only. Materials will be held at owning location for all other borrowers if delivery is requested.

Item delivery is not a rush service; delivery time cannot be predicted.