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.

Make an Appointment with MakeCentral: Makerspace

The Makerspace is dedicated to providing access to its technologies to all patrons.

In an effort to protect our patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have limited hours for patrons to use our MakeStation self-service equipment by appointment only. These stations include all button makers, Cricut Maker, soldering iron, and self-service 3D printer. The Makerspace will not have walk-in hours during the Spring 2021 semester.

Appointments are required to use the Makerspace and must be placed at least one (1) day in advance.

COVID-19 Precautions: Everyone on MSU property must wear a mask that covers the persons mouth and nose. On the day of the appointment, each person must complete the health screening form before arriving on campus. If you are not affiliated with MSU, complete the “Visitor” form and choose “LIBRARIES” as the sponsoring department.


Using Makerspace MakeStations

An appointment is required for all MakeStations.

  • Make an appointment using the link below and be sure to follow all procedures.

  • All MakeStations except for the button maker require online training prior to use. You will get a link to the D2L training module once you make your appointment. Community patrons will need to create a guest account to access the training.

  • Appointments must be made at least one day in advance from the date you make the appointment. MakeStations are open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.

  • On the day of your appointment before arriving on campus, each person must complete the health screening form. If you are not affiliated with MSU, complete the "Visitor" form and choose "LIBRARIES" as the sponsoring department.

  • When you arrive for your appointment, please go to the north lobby stairwell and wait on the second floor. Call the Makerspace phone to check in (517-884-0844). A staff member will verify your appointment and check that you have completed the online training before opening the door to the Makerspace.

  • Masks are required for the entire duration of your appointment.

Make an Appointment


Accessing Lending Technology

All lending technology requests must be made online and picked up in the Luxer Contactless Lockers. Please visit our lending technology page for more details on available equipment.


Accessing 3D printing, laser cutting, or vinyl cutting services

All 3D prints, laser cuts, and vinyl cuts must be submitted online through 3DPrime.

  • Make an account in 3DPrime.

  • Upload your file, select your desired options, and submit. Each file must be submitted individually.

  • You will receive an email once the price for your job has been calculated. We will print or cut your file once payment is received.