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.

Get It @MSU (Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery)

Welcome to the InterLibrary Services unit, where we borrow materials from other libraries for your use and deliver MSU materials to you through Document Delivery services. We also lend MSU materials to libraries across the world.

ALERT: COVID-19 continues to impact interlibrary loan services. We are currently accepting article and loan requests and attempting to fill them whenever possible. Please be aware that some libraries are still unable to access or loan their material so some requests may be delayed or canceled

Faculty can still make purchase-on-demand suggestions via their ILLiad account for us to review. Students and staff can use the suggest a purchase form.

To get started: check the library catalog by publication title.

    You may pick up the item at the Library during open Hours
    Or, to save a trip, check out our FREE services below:
    • MSU Distance Users only
    • Request Distance Delivery
    • With Distance Delivery Service we deliver MSU and non-MSU (ILL) materials to affiliates located over 50 miles from campus, typically within 2-5 business days.  (Due to COVID-19 this service is currently available to all users regardless of distance from campus.)
    (No problem!)
    Check out our FREE services below:
    • MSU Students, Staff and Faculty
    • Request a Book
    • We borrow books, media and more from other libraries and hold them for you for pickup, usually in 3-14 business days via our Borrowing Services.
    • MSU Students, Staff and Faculty
    • Request a Scan
    • We borrow articles or chapters from other libraries and deliver them to you electronically, usually within 1-3 business days via our Borrowing Services.