Michigan State University

The Main Library will not open until 8:30 am on Friday, June 30 because we will be holding a secure-in-place drill.

Book Design Workshops

Do you need to print a book for a class or personal use but don’t know where to start? The Espresso Book Machine staff offer free workshops providing an introduction to the Espresso Book Machine and book design. At the workshop you will learn:

  • How the Espresso Book Machine works
  • File requirements for printing books
  • Copyright compliance for printing on the EBM
  • How to use Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to set up cover and interior files
  • What not to do when designing your book
  • How to submit files through MSU FileDepot

Participants will gain hands-on experience in the Beaumont West Instruction Lab located on the library's second floor in the west wing. Multiple workshops will be offered throughout the semester at the dates and times listed below. Can't make it to the workshop? Groups of five or more may request a workshop using either Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word; please contact ebm@mail.lib.msu.edu to check for availability and schedule a date and time for your workshop.

Book Design Workshops using Adobe InDesign

Date Day Time Registration Page
May 16 Tuesday 10am - noon Register
May 23 Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Register
June 12 Monday 2pm - 4pm Register
June 19 Monday 10am - noon Register

Book Design Workshops using Microsoft Word

Date Day Time Registration Page
May 18 Thursday 10am - noon Register
May 25 Thursday 2pm - 4pm Register
June 14 Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Register
June 21 Wednesday 10am - noon Register

The workshops are geared toward MSU students, faculty and staff; however, community patrons are welcome to attend. Please register using the Library Events Calendar. Drop-ins may join if there is space available. For inquiries please contact ebm@mail.lib.msu.edu.