Michigan State University

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.

Contact the Conservation & Preservation Unit

If you have questions about preserving or repairing your books or family heirlooms, the Conservation & Preservation Unit staff would be happy to help you. Contact Eric Alstrom, Head of the Conservation & Preservation Unit with your questions. Sending pictures and providing as much detail about the book or other objects will be helpful in giving you a complete answer.

While we do not repair books for individuals, we do maintain the Conservation Referral List, a list of conservators and bookbinders in Michigan (and some national companies) who do.

We also keep a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can answer general questions and direct you to the resources you need.