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Need help using the MSU Libraries?

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Visit the Main Library Reference Desk or meet with a Subject Specialist who specializes in your area of study.

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(800) 500-1554 or (517) 353-8700
A Reference Librarian is available by phone during hours when the Main Library Reference Desk is open.

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Send us your question and you will receive a response within 2 business days.

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Get research help from our Peer Research Assistants on a drop-in basis. Research Assistants are available on Sunday-Wednesday nights from 6-9pm at the Brody, Hubbard, McDonel, and Holden Engagement Centers during the Spring Semester from January 19 to April 20. 

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The confidentiality of library records in the state of Michigan is protected by "The Library Privacy Act,"
Michigan Compiled Laws 397.601-606, Act 455 of 1982. Note that federal law may supersede rights provided by this Michigan Law.