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.

Preservation Office

The MSU Libraries' Preservation Office, a department of the Conservation & Preservation Unit, is responsible for the overall care of the library's print and paper-based collections. Activities include environmental and pest monitoring, user education and co-ordination with other units on matters of caring for books, especially Special Collections and other units with collections of distinction. All supply orders for conservation and archival supplies are routed through the Preservation Office via the Supplies Ordering System (for MSU Libraries' staff only). The Preservation Office is also responsible for the MSUL's Disaster Response Plan and spearheads the Disaster Recovery Committee.

The Preservation Office maintains information on best practices for handling MSU Libraries' materials and maintaining safe conditions for their long term care.

Current and recent projects have included:

  • Planning for the future relocation of the Special Collections stacks (2016-)
  • Expansion of the MSUL Remote Storage facility (2016-2017)
  • Google scanning project (2012-2014)