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: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
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.

Current Strategic Initiatives

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Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry (1931-2015) was a leading scholar of African American quilts and folklore. Dr. Fry’s book, Night Riders in Black Folk History, examined slave narratives and oral histories to document more than a century of white control of…

The MSU Libraries are expanding the Affordable Textbook Program to include new subjects and smaller classes. This program launched in the Fall 2018, and targeted high enrollment courses. In the Spring 2020, the program will serve more than 50…

The MSU Libraries is purchasing an Anatomage table to complement and enhance the current educational technologies already available in the Digital Scholarship Lab. The Anatomage table is the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization…

This new collection was built to support teacher education classes during the 2020-2021 academic year which took place entirely online due to the pandemic.

The books chosen were award-winning, genre-specific, and/or curriculum-specific books…

When the MSU Libraries experienced COVID-19 related closures, Interlibrary Services (ILS) expanded on its current services to provide increased scanning of documents, and home delivery to all our MSU patrons, increasing book shipments to over 200…

Prompted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MSU Libraries completely revamped the lending process for Reserved Reading Materials, including material in the Affordable Textbook Project. To give MSU students, faculty and staff quick access to Reserve…

The COVID-19 video resources were created to assist the MSU community navigate library services that continue to be available after the MSU Library shut down during spring 2020. These videos have been shared widely, and have provided patrons with…

The expansion of the Digital Scholarship lab will allow us to expand the role of the Lab from being a teaching and learning space to also being a space for researchers.  This new area will have dedicated workstations for…

The following LibGuides have been created providing a collection of information focused on the central theme of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The collaborators are continuously looking to expand and update these guides with more…

Web crawls of 2020 local election websites and Facebook. These websites are very transitory and usually disappear shortly after an election. No one was collecting this information. Metadata was added to the collection and website URLs (seeds). This…