Michigan State University

We are excited to announce that we are moving to a new catalog from June 27th through the 30th. As we make this transition, some services will be affected.

  • You will still be able to check out books or other library material in person at the library.
  • Requests for pick up at circulation desks will be unavailable during this time.
  • You will have to request materials from other libraries using Get It @ MSU. Note: Borrowing from other Michigan Libraries through MelCat continues to be suspended until further notice.

To learn more information, please see our FAQ page.

Conservation Unit

The Conservation Unit is housed in the Florence G. Wallace Conservation Lab in the Main Library and the Conservation Lab Annex in Giltner Hall. While much of the Lab's focus is on the circulating collections, it is equipped to handle more complex treatments from Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections and other departments with old and rare or unusual volumes, as well as flat items such as maps and posters.

  • Wallace Conservation Lab
    The main conservation lab, located in the MSU Libraries is named after Florence G. Wallace, mother of Margaret Moon, who gave the Moon Endowment, our main source of funding for conservation activities.
  • Lab Annex at Giltner Hall
    We still maintain conservation facilities and activities in our old lab in Giltner Hall. Besides book repair, we use the space for collection deacidification, mold remediation and incoming materials triage.
  • Conservation Referral List
    A list of bookbinders and conservators in Michigan who take on private work. Please contact these individuals directly for information and estimates. If you have questions about the conservation process, feel free to contact the MSU Libraries Conservation & Preservation Unit.

staff working at the Wallace Conservation Lab
 A busy day at the Wallace Conservation Lab