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Winter Services and Calendar

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Winter Services and Calendar

From Tuesday, December 15, 2020 through Monday, February 8, 2021:

The Library is open 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

We are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

You can view all of our library hours here.

Note: The Library will close at 3:30 pm on Thursday, December 24 and will be closed Friday, December 25, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021, and on Monday, January 18, 2021.

What’s required to enter

  • Must show a current MSU ID card
  • Must follow all CDC and university guidelines as posted
  • Must wear face coverings and practice social distancing
  • No eating is allowed in the library

What’s Open and Available

  • 1st floor study space and 1st floor silent study spaces are open, except for the reference/legal area and reference/legal collection.
  • Borrowing and Interlibrary Services
    • Staff will retrieve requested materials and bring them to the front desk in the lobby for patrons where in-person checkout is available.
    • Items may be returned at the desk or through the 24 hour book drop in the entrance to the building.
    • Patio pickup of requested library materials is available
    • Self-checkout machines in the library lobby
    • Print reserves and multimedia reserves
    • Interlibrary loans (including print books) can be picked up at the front desk or via Patio Pickup.
  • BookScan stations, photocopiers, and printing services
  • Ask a Librarian chat, email, text, FAQ and appointments all remain online.
  • Online research appointments for faculty, staff and students are held via Zoom.
  • Online workshops and library classes (arranged by instructors) for students on how to do research and use library resources are held over Zoom.
  • Public computers remain available for library research.
  • Services to users with disabilities continue to be available. Contact Steve Shapiro.
  • Services for users of the government documents collection are available by appointment. Contact Darren Sweeper, Government Documents Librarian.
  • Request forms to request books, ebooks, streaming video, and more
  • Museum passes

What’s Not Available

  • Laptop lending
  • Group study rooms, the Faculty-Graduate Reading Room
  • 2nd floor or lower level public access to the stacks
    • Staff will retrieve requested items from the stacks and bring them to the desk in the library lobby.
  • In-person library classes and instruction.  Book an online session instead.
  • In-person research appointments. Book an online appointment instead.
  • In-person library workshops.  Register for an online workshop instead.
  • Physical access to the library for faculty, staff and students without a current MSU ID card
  • Public access to the library for non-MSU users (e.g., community borrowers, MSU family borrowers, alumni, VALE borrowers). These patrons can use our patio pickup service as applicable.
  • Listening rooms, viewing rooms, photo studio, collaborative spaces or other equipment for lending.