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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Irene B. Arens Endowment

Irene B. Arens, a native of Chicago and former president of the Friends of the MSU Libraries, is both a trained librarian and recognized artist. By the establishment of this endowment, Irene wishes to encourage student artists and enhance the ambiance of the MSU Libraries by the display of award winning works by the endowment's support of the MSU Libraries Student Art Competition, henceforth to be named the Irene B. Arens Student Art Competition.

2010 winning painting 2011-12 winning painting 2011-12 winning painting 2012-13 winning painting 2012-13 winning painting