Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Remote Storage

Material with the Remote Storage location in the MSU Library catalog is housed in North Lansing. To request an item from Remote Storage, click on the Place Request link located in the catalog record. After logging in with your MSU NetID or Community Borrower ID, follow the prompts to select the materials that you need.

If the Place Request link is not present, please email remote@lib.msu.edu and include your name, title of the item, volumes needed, and MSU NetID or community borrower barcode number.

Requested items are picked up every weekday (except University holidays or days when the MSU Main Library is closed). Material requested before 2 pm Monday-Friday will be available at the Main Library Circulation Desk that same day by 5 pm. Material requested after 2 pm Monday-Friday will be available by 5 pm the next open weekday. Material requested on weekends, holidays, closed days, or after 2 pm Friday will be available by 5 pm Monday (or the next open weekday). Please note that delivery times will be slower if you are requesting to pick material up at a branch library. Please expect a 1-2 day delay.

If you wish to view items from Remote Storage but are not eligible for (or do not wish to obtain) an MSU Library Community Card, please email remote@lib.msu.edu .