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Course Materials Program

Male student reading book at library.

Our Course Materials Program has worked with hundreds of MSU faculty members to produce printed and online course packs – on time and at the best price for your students!

Learn more about the Course Materials Program!

Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine.

Print your own book with the MSU Libraries’ Espresso Book Machine!

The EBM is able to print a 200 page book in less than fifteen minutes. It will print your pages and a full color cover, bind them together, and trim them all to size, creating a library-quality paperback all in the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee.

Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine!

Uborrow: Fast Loans from CIC Libraries

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Uborrow provides fast loans of scholarly materials between the 15 libraries of the CIC.

If the book you want is checked out, click "Check Other Libraries" and select Uborrow.


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Who Would Have Thought There's a History of That?!

Miscellaneous objects that are the subject of popular histories (piano, bicycle, milk, perfume, etc.)

November 18 - January 30
4th Floor, West Wing

Who said history has to be boring? Check out this display of some of the Libraries more unusual and interesting histories!

Exhibit produced by Agnes Haigh Widder

For Soldier and Sport

German fencing class from the early 18th century.

Now through February 28, 2015
Main Library, 1st Floor

An exhibition capturing the history of the ancient art of fencing, as told through the Charles and Ruth Schmitter Fencing Collection, part of MSU Libraries' Special Collections.

Exhibit produced by Patrick Olson

Free Library Workshops

librarian teaching students on computers

MSU Libraries offers many FREE workshops.  Give us an hour and we will introduce you to our time- and money-saving services and collections in our Library Bootcamp.

Need help managing your citations (references)? The MSU Libraries offers FREE Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley classes.

You can also learn about opportunities for funding graduate school with our Funding Center workshops.

Register for free Librarian taught classes and workshops.

The Geography of Opera

globe of the Earth

Now through January 2015
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring the extraordinarily varied world of opera, produced by Mary Black Junttonen and Stephanie Perentesis.

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!

3D Printing at the Main Library

3D printed model of a hamburger

The MSU Libraries now offer 3D printing!

Our printer is a MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation). It uses an environmentally friendly bioplastic filament in your choice of 12 colors. The cost is 20¢ per gram of filament, with a $1 minimum, and we ask that you make an appointment to submit your print job.

Read the article and watch the video on the State News website!

3D hamburger image by Creative Tools / CC BY 2.0 / Modification: image was cropped.

Library Bootcamp

library bootcamp

You don't need to spend your valuable time trying to figure out Library resources and services on your own: spend an hour with us and we will show you the way!  Find out about the time and money saving resources the Libraries provide to help you in both your teaching and research. Plus, check out our new search tool, SearchPlus, that will allow you to discover a wide-variety of resources and information from just one search box. Designed for anyone who is new to MSU, the Libraries, or would like an update on what the Libraries have to offer. Sign up for Library Bootcamp!

January 9th
Reference Instruction Room (W101D)