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Graduate Student Services

Library services and resources for MSU graduate students

Mission & Vision

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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.

Let Us Help You!

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. 

Conveniently located in the center of campus, the MSU Library has a full range of library collections and services, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, quiet study areas, and the Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) designed for collaborative learning. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups.

Technology Services

We can help you with a wide range of information technologies.

" "Technology Checkouts

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

" "Citation Management

Download EndNote or use our Mendeley institutional account to manage literature reviews and citation styles

" "Online Surveys

Qualtrics & REDCap are available for online surveys and data collection

" "Workshops

Face-to-face and online workshops on EndNote, Excel, and other topics

" "Online Learning Tools

Tutorials for business, software, technology, and creative skills from LinkedIn Learning

Research & Publication Support

We can help you with all aspects of the research or publication cycle.

" "Request It!

Get articles and books via Interlibrary Loan

" "Publication Support

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

" "​ScholarWorks

Make your research accessible in our open access institutional repository

" "Data Management

Data publication and data management plan consulting

Teaching & Learning Resources

We can help you with classroom and online instruction.

" "Library Instruction

Request interactive research classes tailored to class assignments if you are a TA.

" "Information Literacy Tutorials

Video and interactive tutorials with optional quizzes that can be embedded into Brightspace

" "Librarians

Work with knowledgeable faculty librarians

" "Innovative Learning Studio (ILS)

Reserve this technology-rich work space for collaborative learning

" "Online & Physical Collections

Access research materials, including articles, books, databases, streaming video, archives, and journals