Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Monday, June 24, 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 Monday, June 24, 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.

Statement on Potentially Harmful Material in the Collections

Due to their historic nature, some materials may represent ideologies, positions, norms, or values that are not consistent with those of Michigan State University or the MSU Libraries. Some of the materials in our collections contain imagery or language that is prejudiced, damaging, and exclusionary. These perspectives were wrong when these items were created and are wrong today.

The past informs the present, and we believe that collecting these items can provide critical historical context to the world we live in. Murray and Hong Special Collections works to bring these materials to light in order to minimize their harm. While we cannot change the past, we can learn from it, and move forward together.