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Virtual Library Orientation

Welcome new students! Here is an overview of MSU Library - your resource for all of your information needs.

A Photographic Journey Through MSU Library

Ask us!

Ask us!

Use one of our whiteboards

Whiteboards are available for group projects

Row of books

Digital technology has grown but the library still has books

Ice cream social with ASMSU

Ice cream social with ASMSU

Public computers

The library has over 140 public computers

Game corner

Take a study break, head to the game corner

Robert Pirsig tribute

A library tribute to Robert Pirsig, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author, former faculty member

Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections features manuscripts, microforms, maps, sound and video recordings, and more

Check out a book at Bobcat Browse

Bobcat Browse includes recommended books, current magazines and newspapers.

Group student room

The library offers numerous rooms for group study

Third floor fountain

The third floor fountain is a popular quiet study area

Virtual Discovery Space

Virtual Discovery Space inspires inquiry and innovation through virtual reality and large-scale visualization technologies

Paws to Destress

Relax and de-stress with therapy animals during finals week


SmartyCats is one of several campus partners with a space in the library

Library space with mural

“Uncommon Ground," a mural by Lara Vaienti, is found on the second floor and features several notable Montanans