Michigan State University

Facts & Figures

(as of 2012/2013)

Overview

  • Opened in our current location in 1997
  • We are named after William C. Gast

Collections

  • 136,076 Books and Bound Journals
  • 663 CDs, DVDs, and Floppies
  • Over 60 Business databases and many more databases in all subject areas
  • Over 6,000 Online business journals
  • Course and Research Guides: over 50
  • Over 13,000 eBooks

Facilities

  • Seating Capacity: 499
  • Overall Area: 27,355 feet
  • Open 99 hours weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Computers for individual use: 112 (including 3 Macbooks)
  • Wireless internet access throughout the library
  • 7 group study rooms, each with a computer and wireless internet access, able to accommodate groups of 10
  • Collaborative Technology Lab (Room 13), able to accommodate groups of 15:
    • SmartBoard, whiteboard, videoconferencing capabilities, DVD player, two plasma screens, and a projector
    • A laptop is available for check-out when using the room
  • Classroom / Computer Lab (Room 22):
    • 24 student computer workstations
    • LCD Projector screen, VCR, wireless access, and sound equipment
  • A study carrel room equipped with 16 cubicles and 78 lockers is available to Business faculty and PhD students
  • E-token printing available utilizing 3 large capacity B&W printers and 1 large capacity Color printer
  • 1 Color scanner/faxing station
  • 1 Photocopier
  • 1 Magnifier/Reader (Aladdin Rainbow Reader - available upon request)

Primary Clientele

  • 6,511 students in the Broad College of Business (5,694 undergraduates and 817 graduates) and 788 students in The School of Hospitality Business (754 undergraduates and 34 graduates) as of Fall 2012
  • 127 Full-time (tenured, tenure track and full-time lecturers) in the Broad College of Business and 13 Full-time (tenured, tenure track and full-time lecturers) in The School of Hospitality Business
  • We also serve the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and their 988 students (909 undergraduates and 79 graduate students) as of Fall 2012 and 31 professors and instructors

Usage

  • Visitors since 1997 exceeds 4 Million
  • Group Study Room and Collaborative Technology Lab Check-ins: over 8,000
  • Items checked out: 11,386
  • InterLibrary Loans: 1,167
  • Front Desk Interactions: 11,931

Staff

  • Approximately 16 student employees
  • 6 Full time staff members (4 librarians and 2 support staff)

Annual Reports