Welcome to the MSU Libraries! For visiting scholars who travel to MSU to use our collections, this guide gathers local travel information, along with suggestions for where to stay and where to eat.
As of December 2022, face masks are no longer required on the MSU campus, except for health care settings.
Materials from Murray-Hong Special Collections and non-circulating items from the Turfgrass Information Center are available for use in the Reading Room on the first floor of the Main Library.
The Reading Room is open by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Appointments must be made 5 days in advance. Materials must also be requested through the library catalog 5 days in advance. We are unable to page materials on short notice since half our collection is stored off-campus.
Clicking MAKE AN APPOINTMENT on that page will take you to bookings.lib.msu.edu.
The MSU Main Library is at 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA.
The Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Main Library, easily visible from both north and south entrances to the building.
International visiting scholars are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa, which may have travel limits.
Michigan is in the U.S. Eastern time zone. Use the time zone map at timeanddate.com to find out our current time (Detroit is the nearest major city.) Daylight Savings Time will start again on March 11, 2023.
M.A.C. = Michigan Agricultural College, MSU's name during most of its first 100 years.