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.

Staff Awards 2020

Tami Smith
Staff Recognition

Tami Smith's dedication and tireless efforts demonstrate significant support for the Library accounting group. Her job responsibility spans across two critical units in the library, Course Material and Acquisitions. Tami works with enthusiasm at any task regardless of how busy the day may be. Her job involves many detailed preparations and reconciliation steps, which involved millions of dollars transactions.

When the Library closed, Tami picked up work from the Acquisitions Head’s porch most every day! She initiated wire payments, internal billing payments, reimbursements and direct vouchers. Tami updated binding figures, processed p-card payments in Sierra, picked up batch-mode invoices and collected the check information on them. She processed more W-BEN/E, W-9 and wires than usual, because of some businesses not accepting paper checks due to COVID-19. Having Sierra updated regularly is vital in preparing for wish list purchasing and fiscal close. And when our daily posting had an error message, she took care to be sure everything was resolved over the weekend! Although Tami’s work could be done in a remote setting, her willingness to retrieve the daily packages made it smooth.

Tami's willingness to help is greatly appreciated by her co-workers.

Tami Smith