Michigan State University

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. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 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.

Booklet Printing

In addition to perfect-bound paperback books, Publishing Services also offers booklet printing as a publishing option.  Booklets are printed on ledger sheets (11" x 17"), folded in half, and bound on the center fold with staples. They can be printed in B/W or Color and can be trimmed down to smaller sizes as desired.

Printing Costs

Booklets may be printed at a base price of three dollars per booklet plus two and one-half cents per page. Color pages are an additional ten cents per page. There is no additional set-up fee for booklets.

Bulk Purchase Discount*

  • Orders of 20 or more copies will receive a 10% discount on printing costs.
  • Orders of 50 or more copies will receive a 20% discount on printing costs.
  • Orders of 100 or more copies will receive a 25% discount on printing costs.
  • Please submit files for bulk orders at least two business days before the books are needed.

* No discount will be given on set-up or design service fees.

Design Tip

Since booklets are made from sheets of paper printed double-sided and folded in half, there are four pages printed on one sheet of paper. Keeping this in mind, the total page count for booklets should be a multiple of four  The exception to this would be if the booklet has a cover that is only printed on the outside, in which case, the interior pages should be a multiple of four.

Turn-around time

If you make an appointment, booklets can be printed during your appointment.  Please contact the Publishing Services coordinator to make an appointment.

For electronic submissions, booklets can be printed within one business day. Please include any pertinent details about your print requirements when submitting files (e.g. black & white or color printing and the expected width and height of your booklet).

How to submit files

MSU’s File Depot service is the quickest way to submit your files to Publishing Services staff for printing. Please follow the steps below to drop off your files.

  1. Go to filedepot.msu.edu (opens in a new window).
  2. Log in using your MSU NetID (*if you do not have a NetID).
  3. Click “Drop Off”
  4. Please note that we do not use Request Codes; please leave that field blank. Click Next.
  5. In the “To” field, add Publishing Services. The email address is publish@lib.msu.edu.
  6. In the fields below, add the files you wish to send - they can all be added to a single submission.
  7. Click “Drop Off Files”, and you’re done!

* If you do not have an MSU NetID:

  1. Click “Drop Off”
  2. Enter your name, for organization enter MSU, and your email address.
  3. Please note that we do not use Request Codes; please leave that field blank.
  4. Click “Send Confirmation”.
  5. Follow the link in the email that will be sent to you.
  6. Proceed with step 5.