Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
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.

News Articles

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Douglass Day Sticker

MSU Libraries and CAL partner to celebrate Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

February 02, 2024

Elise Jajuga

This month the Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts and Letters’ Digital Humanities program are partnering to honor the birthday of Frederick Douglass on Feb. 14 with the Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon as part of the nationally celebrated Love Data Week.

Photograph of the outside of the MSU Main Library building.

Reimagining MSU Libraries: Early 2024 Construction Update

January 08, 2024

Terri Miller

January marked the end of two major construction projects in the Main Library: the installation of the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation and the MSU Libraries Starbucks.

Card Catalog

MSU Libraries works to eliminate harmful language across local and national catalogs

November 14, 2023

Elise Jajuga

The work that MSU Libraries employees are doing to address harmful language within the public catalog and other resource descriptions on campus has been translated to a national level.

MSU Press Director Elizabeth Demers

MSU Press Appoints New Director Elizabeth Demers

November 07, 2023

Nicole Utter

Elizabeth Demers has joined Michigan State University Press as director, completing a full-circle journey in publishing that brings her back to where she started her career as a graduate assistant.

Fall 2023 Insight: The Newsletter of MSU Libraries

Fall 2023 Insight: The Newsletter for MSU Libraries

October 25, 2023

Elise Jajuga

The MSU Libraries’ Fall 2023 issue of Insight is now available! Read about the reimagination of our spaces and services; alumni support of both the Libraries and the MSU Honors College; recent notable exhibits in our Main Gallery; the new collection of MSU Student Horticulture Association materials within University Archives & Historical Collections; African studies journals available at the MSU Press; and more!

Neil Romanosky

Fall 2023 Message from the Dean

October 11, 2023

Welcome! As we approach the midpoint of the Fall semester, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and to share some important MSU Libraries updates.

An open book with "The Beekeeper of the Bees" text

New MSU Libraries exhibit builds a buzz around beekeeping

October 04, 2023

Elise Jajuga

A new exhibit exploring the relationship between beekeeping and bee culture in the United States is now on display at the Michigan State University Libraries Main Gallery through December 2023

Turfgrass information center Open Access

MSU Libraries’ Turfgrass Information Center TGIF database now open access

September 12, 2023

Elise Jajuga

This week the MSU Libraries’ Turfgrass InformationCenter is making the Turfgrass Information File database publicly available. This database,which is a cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the TurfgrassInformation Center, can be openly accessed at https://tic.msu.edu/tgif.

Person in yellow pointing to the MSU Libraries homepage

MSU Libraries launches new website

August 21, 2023

Elise Jajuga

This month the MSU Libraries is officially launching a new website that offers an updated look and improved functionality, including the new VuFind-based public catalog. The new website can be accessed at lib.msu.edu.

Big Ten Open Books

MSU Libraries and MSU Press partner with the Big Ten Academic Alliance to announce first Big Ten Open Books collection

August 01, 2023

Elise Jajuga

In partnership with five other university presses, the University Librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Michigan State University Libraries and Michigan State University Press announce the launch of the Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.