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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.

Discover MSU Library

Library Dean - Kenning ArlitschHello New Students,

On behalf of everyone at MSU Library, I welcome you to the Bobcat family. We are excited to be part of your academic journey and are here to help you reach your goals.

MSU Library is a focal point for the MSU community. With over 900,000 user visits each year, it is the second busiest building on campus. We pride ourselves in building innovative digital and physical spaces where diverse communities can access information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, and communicate ideas.

MSU Library brings together physical and digital resources in a welcoming, learner-centered environment. We have a full range of library collections, services, and spaces including over 140 public computers, printers, and other technology, along with areas for group work, quiet study, and socializing. Knowledgeable librarians and staff can help you navigate the collections, access online resources, and offer instruction for individuals and groups.

Please explore this guide or visit our website to get started. Do not hesitate to contact us for help with all of your research and information needs.

While you are not yet on campus, we are saving a seat for you. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Sincerely,

Kenning Arlitsch                               
Dean, MSU Library‚Äč

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Hug Your Library Day

Becoming Acquainted With MSU Library - Orientation Video

Watch our video to find out more about the library and take a first-hand look at some of our spaces.

Finding Out More - Mission Possible Video

For a more detailed look at MSU Library, follow Rufus, the library mascot, as he explores the library on a top secret mission. He’s already one smart cat but with access to the MSU Library, he'll find resources he needs to make his mission a success.