Michigan State University

Facts & Figures

(as of March 2017)

Overview

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

Collections

  • Over 137,000 Books and Bound Journals
  • over 500 CDs, DVDs, and Floppies and over 80 audio books
  • Over 70 Business databases and many more databases in all subject areas
  • Over 9,000 Online business journals
  • Course and Research Guides: over 50

Facilities

  • Seating Capacity: 532
  • Overall Area: 27,355 feet
  • Open 99 hours weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Computers for individual use: 109
  • Wireless internet access throughout the library
  • 7 group study rooms able to accommodate groups of 10 (all have 50" TV monitors and are equipped with wireless technology)
  • Collaborative Technology Lab (Room 13), able to accommodate groups of 15:
    • SmartBoard, whiteboard, web camera and microphone, 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
    • 1 instructor workstation including computer
    • LCD Projector screen, 2 flat screens, 1 SmartBoard, VCR, and sound equipment
  • A study carrel room equipped with 16 cubicles and 78 lockers is available to Business faculty and PhD students
  • MSU Print credit 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

  • 7,460 students in the Broad College of Business (6,224 undergraduates and 1,236 graduates) as of Spring 2016
  • 134 Full-time faculty (tenured, tenure track and full-time lecturers) in the Broad College of Business as of Spring 2016
  • We also serve the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and their 1,476 students (1,444 undergraduates and 32 graduate students) as of Spring 2017 and 39 professors and instructors

Usage

  • Visitors since 1997 exceeds 5 Million
  • Group Study Room and Collaborative Technology Lab Check-ins: over 7,700 for 2015/16
  • Items checked out: over 7,800 for 2015/16
  • InterLibrary Loans: over 900 filled for 2015/16
  • Front Desk Interactions: 5,134 for 2015/16

Staff

  • Approximately 18 student employees
  • 7 Full time staff members (5 librarians and 2 support staff)

Annual Reports