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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.

Machines

The first-ever story machine was created by Short Édition, a French company and independent publisher of short literature and poetry. At the push of a button, a short story or poem from writers across the world is printed on papyrus paper.

In August 2019, Michigan State University Libraries entered into an agreement with Short Édition to bring four short story dispensers to Mid-Michigan. In addition to dispensing stories by international authors, these machines dispense original Michigan State student, faculty and staff, and community writing into the hands of the public and encourage dialogue between readers and authors.

Currently, the Short Édition machines are located in the Main Library and at the MSU Broad Museum.

MSU Main Library
366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI

MSU Broad
565 E Grand River Ave Suite 1, East Lansing, MI

Short story dispenser