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. Capacity for the study space is 50 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.
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 Information 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