Special Collections, along with the rest of the MSU library system, has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Main Library will re-open on August 24. Special Collections will re-open a week or two later, with access by appointment only. Please consult with your contact on the travel grant committee for more details.
The MSU Main Library is at 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA.
Special Collections is located on the first floor of the Main Library, easily visible from both north and south entrances to the building.
Use the interactive map for walking directions
The Main Campus version of the printable map is all you need, unless you plan to rent a bike and explore. The Full Campus version includes the university farms south of Mount Hope Road. The area covered by the main campus plus the university farms area is more than 8 square miles!
MSU is a big campus! You can rent a bike for $40 a week (plus a refundable deposit of $200) from the MSU Bikes Service Center.
Pick up and return your bike from their location (a former canoe shelter) on the bank of the Red Cedar River, a 5-7 minute walk from the Main Library.
Note that you can return your bike after hours, but you must visit during their open hours to have your refund processed.
International scholars are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, which may have travel limits.
Michigan is in the U.S. Eastern time zone (UTC -4) and will be on Daylight Savings Time when you visit between May 1 and September 30, 2020.
If you fly to Chicago and take Amtrak to East Lansing, note that Illinois is in the Central time zone (UTC -5) - one hour earlier than Michigan.
M.A.C. = Michigan Agricultural College, MSU's name during most of its first 100 years.