We support and advance teaching, learning, and research for Montana State University and the people of Montana by providing access to information and knowledge.
We are a dynamic, adaptive, and responsive research library. We aspire to build innovative digital and physical spaces where our diverse communities can access and apply information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, communicate ideas, and envision a better future for Montana and beyond.
The MSU Library offers research and information resources to students, faculty, and staff. Because we are a land-grant institution, the MSU Library facility is open to the public, and serves as an information resource for Montana citizens and the state's business community.
We can help you with all aspects of the research or publication cycle.
We collect resources on demand; simply submit a purchase request! We also accept requests for database trials
Get articles and books via Interlibrary Loan
Find the right place to publish your research
Open Access Author Fund
Financial support for open access publishing
Copyright & Author's Rights
Copyrights, permissions, and author agreement consulting
Make your research accessible in our open access institutional repository
Data publication and data management plan consulting
We can help you with classroom and online instruction.
Request interactive research classes tailored to your assignments
Information Literacy Tutorials
Video and interactive tutorials with optional quizzes that can be embedded into Brightspace
Work with knowledgeable faculty librarians
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS)
Reserve this technology-rich work space for collaborative learning
Open Educational Resources Grants
The initiative will fund grants to migrate existing course materials for undergraduate classes to open educational resources (OER).
Online & Physical Collections
Access research materials, including articles, books, databases, streaming video, archives, and journals
We can help you with a wide range of information technologies.
Laptops, iPads, GoPros, digital cameras, headphones, calculators, and more
Innovative Learning Studio
iPads, laptops, Apple TV, wireless short throw projectors, wall-to-wall whiteboards, 5 large monitors
Virtual Discovery Space
Large monitors, Virtual Reality equipment and dozens of VR apps
Download EndNote or use our Mendeley institutional account to manage literature reviews and citation styles
Qualtrics & REDCap are available for online surveys and data collection
Face-to-face and online workshops on EndNote, Excel, and other topics
Online Learning Tools
Tutorials for business, software, technology, and creative skills from Lynda.com