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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.

Food & Drink in the Main Library

Library patrons are encouraged to consume food and beverages in the CyberCafe. Patrons who bring their lunches are encouraged to eat them in the CyberCafe. Food may not be ordered for delivery to the library.

Patrons are encouraged to use spill-resistant beverage containers in the Main Library. No food or drink in any container is permitted in the Map Library, Fine Arts Library, Special Collections or the Copy Center.

Examples of preferred beverage containers:

  • library cafe or coffee shop-type travel mugs
  • sport bottles
  • straw-equipped bottles
  • pop/soda bottles with sport bottle-type pop tops
  • thermos bottles with spill-resistant, closable spouts

Spills should be reported immediately to the nearest service desk so they can be cleaned up quickly to avoid permanent damage.

Library users may be asked to remove food or beverage containers if judged by library staff to pose an imminent threat to library furnishing, equipment, or material. If users refuse to cooperate, assistance will be requested from the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety.