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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.

Getting Started

MSU Library is here to help you in your quest for knowledge.  

  • Stop by the service desk, open whenever the library is open. Staff can answer your questions or will get you to an expert who can provide more information.
  • Visit our website to learn more about our resources, services, and spaces, and also acts as a search engine.
  • Make an appointment with one of our librarians. They can help you plan your research, answer questions, evaluate and cite sources, and more.
  • Go to the Ask the Library page for numerous ways to get in touch with the library including information on digital, online, and in-person services.


Utilizing Resources Online

The most reliable way to access library resources remotely is to start your search at the library's website.

Virtual Stress Relief Guide

College life has it's challenges. To help you make it through those rough patches, MSU Library has assembled a list of stress relief tools and resources in our Virtual Stress Relief Guide.

From exercise to health enrichment resources to guilty pleasures, shares many ways for you to recharge so you can return to your work with renewed vigor.

Accessibility at the Library

Montana State University is committed to affording students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the university's academic and non-academic activities by providing access and reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to assure access. MSU Library provides access and services in support of this goal.

For library collections that are not accessible, the library will work to provide reasonable accommodations and access to users with disabilities. For assistance, or to provide comments and suggestions, please email the library.

Please visit the library's accessibility page to find out more about accessible spaces in the library, how to make an accessibility request, other campus resources, and more.