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.

Affordable Textbooks

Initiative Details: 

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 classes, with a total enrollment of over 17,000 students. . This program is intended to help alleviate the high costs that students face when purchasing textbooks and allow easy access to costly texts, supporting students in their coursework. There are 66 unique titles, with 177 copies of textbooks available for checkout. In Fall of 2019, the program was included in the Give Green Day Campaign and the funds raised from that initiative will continue to help this program grow.

More Information: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/textbooks

Initiative Lead(s): 

Heidi Schroeder
Accessibility Coordinator



Strategic Directions: