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A Bequest of Bees

beehive surrounded by bees

Now through May 31, 2015
Main Library, 1st Floor

An exhibit showcasing a selection of titles from the Ray Stannard Baker Bee Collection, featuring historical beekeeping books, journals, supply catalogs and miscellanea spanning several centuries and in several languages.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo with assistance from Theresa Moore, Bexx Caswell-Olson, and Eric Alstrom.



Library Environmental Series - Spring 2015

library environmental series

Beal Garden Tours: How to Attract Butterflies and Moths to Your Yard this Summer 

Join assistant curator Peter Carrington for a tour of the plants that butterflies and beautiful moths use, both for flight fuels and for the propagation of their larvae. This tour meets at the shed by the pond at the Beal Botanical Garden.


Beal Botanical Gardens

In case of rain, please join us for a virtual tour in the Reference Instruction Room on the first floor of the Main Library.


Thursday, May 14




Minding their Beeswax: the Business of Bees

Bee on flower

Now through April 30, 2015
Main Library, 2nd floor, West Wing

It is estimated that one third of human food is derived from insect-pollinated plants; honey bees are responsible for 80% of this pollination, but the honey bee population is declining at an alarming rate. This exhibit examines the important business of bees and the history of beekeeping.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo and Sheila Bryant. Special thanks to Dr. Gary Parsons and Dr. Walter Pett, MSU Dept. of Entomology, for loan of bee specimens and beekeeping equipment and Dadant & Sons for photo prints.

Finals Survival Week

Finals Survival Week banner

Click on the image or title to check out our lineup of finals week activities!  Free yoga sessions, therapy dogs, donuts, and a photo booth are made possible by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Earth Day Activities

biological earth - green land mass on blue sphere with trees sticking out along the edges

Join us for a Bicycling Open House.  Representatives from MSU Bikes and the MSU Police will be on hand to share basic maintenance and safety tips.  

Date: Wednesday, April 22,
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Reference Instruction Room

Large Format Printing

Student watching plotter create a 36-inch wide banner.

Need to print a large poster or architectural drawing?

Large format printing is available for MSU students, faculty and staff in the Main Library Copy Center on 2 West.

Learn More about large format printing!

Library Colloquia Series - Spring 2015

Lecture Series

The Library Colloquia Series is a collection of lectures based on various topics that are free and open to the public.

Spring Schedule:

  • April 15 - Grease and the Remasculinization of America
  • April 16 - "The Trace of the War Years": Gypsiology, Testimony, and the Romani Holocaust
  • April 21 - Facing the Past, Facing the Future: The Alhambra and the Neo-Islamic Culture of the 21st Century


Statewalk logo

Studying late at the Main Library? Let Statewalk walk you home!

Statewalk volunteers will walk you from the Main Library to anywhere on campus. They're available 9 pm to 1 am, Sunday through Wednesday nights, in fall and spring semester. Look for the Statewalk table in the 1st floor lobby of the Main Library, just west of the Reference Desk.

Statewalk is a free service offered by MSU's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the National Community Service Fraternity. Thanks, Alpha Phi Omega at MSU!