All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings, including the Libraries.
For more information on Library hours and services, please visit our Using the Library page.
Starting on Thursday, December 23, 2021, MeLCat Borrowing and Lending will be suspended while the MSU Libraries undergoes a significant software transition.
MSU students, staff, and faculty can continue to utilize interlibrary loan by placing requests through the MSU Libraries Interlibrary Services department. Community patrons will not be able to use MeLCat through the MSU Libraries during this time, but they can continue to do so using their local public library.
Conservation & Preservation Unit
The Conservation & Preservation Unit plans, oversees and coordinates a comprehensive preservation program for the care of the MSU Libraries' collections to ensure their continued use and access.
The Conservation & Preservation Unit contains the following units:
- Preservation Office
- Florence G. Wallace Conservation Lab
- Binding Preparation
- Disaster Recovery Committee
- Media Preservation
Services and activities in the preservation program include:
- conservation of books, maps and other paper-based items
- disaster preparedness planning and response
- environmental monitoring
- staff and user education
The preservation program also works with the Digital Initiatives Division: Opens in a New Tab to coordinate preservation activities with the Libraries' digital collection.
Information for the MSU Community and the wider community:
- Where can I get my old books repaired: Conservation Referral List
- Answers to your preservation questions: Conservation FAQs
- Ask the conservator a question about your books or family heirlooms: Public Queries
- Are you a student interested in libraries, old books and how to fix them: Student Employment and Internships
- How did the MSU Libraries' preservation program start: History of Preservation at MSU Libraries