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10 Years of MelCat in Michigan

MelCat: Celebrating 10 years of Sharing 2005-2015

As a pivotal player in its development, the MSU Libraries is pleased to recognize the 10th anniversary of MeLCat, which now facilitates the loaning of more than a million books per year across the State of Michigan.

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

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!

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.

Library Film Series: Sharknado

Library film series logo

Main Library North Conference Room (W449)
Thursday, February 12th​

Join us on Darwin's birthday for cake!

Examine Shark teeth and skeletal material up close!

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.

Mendeley Training


A comprehensive introduction to Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network. Learn how to:
-Manage and organize references
-Create and share annotations
-Collaborate with other users
-Discover new content in areas of interest

Attendees should bring their own laptop with the Mendeley Desktop already installed.
For more information please visit http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/mendeley
*Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is highly recommended.

Location: Main Library Reference Instruction Room (E119C)
Date: Wednesday, February 11th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

​Also on Wednesday, March 4th, 10:00am-12:00pm: Main Library, Reference Instruction Room.

​Register for Mendeley training here: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/view_class.php?class_id=85

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!

Celebrate Black History

Photo of one of the Tuskegee Airmen

Now through February 2015
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

February is Black History Month, a month in which we celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States. This exhibit honors the achievements of 12 notable individuals, through a selection of resources from the MSU Libraries' collections.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo and Sheila Bryant.