Did You Know?
Africana Collection is one of the largest in the country and features over 200,000 books, journals, maps and films covering all areas and disciplines.
Some books are also sculptures. Our holdings in Special Collections include works from several contemporary book artists, such as MSU alumna Laura Davidson.
A video magnifier is just one of the technologies available for users with disabilities in the Main Library's Assistive Technology Center.
The Chavez Collection on Chicano and Boricua Studies was named in honor of labor leader Cesar E. Chavez, a founding member of the United Farm Workers.
Studying abroad doesn't mean losing access to research materials. The Distance Learning Services unit connects MSU students and faculty with print and electronic collections, wherever they are in the world.
The Food Science and Nutrition Collection covers everything from micronutrients and gastronomy to the sociology of agriculture and the safety of the food supply.
The Government Documents Library includes resources ranging from local city and county materials to the publications of intergovernmental organizations, such as the World Bank and UNICEF.
Mrs. Linda Landon was appointed college librarian at MSU in 1891 and served for 40 years. Landon Hall, originally a women's dormitory, was named in her honor.
The MSU Libraries' collections include materials in more than 300 languages, both ancient and modern, from all corners of the world.
The Vernon G. Grove Mathematics Library serves all branches of the Departments Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, as well as the Division of Science and Mathematics Education.
The Michigan Writers Collection collects, and makes accessible, manuscripts and published works of select writers with ties to Michigan State University and the state of Michigan.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the MSU Libraries a grant of $127,249 to provide conservation treatment for the Special Collection of 1,500 early American textbooks.
The September 2004 issue of College & Research Libraries News featured an illustration from MSU Libraries' Special Collection of 19th century Sunday school books.
The center of the Fine Arts Library combines study space with exhibits of student artwork. The reference desk, music listening stations, and art and music collections are nearby.
The Noer/Milorganite(R) Division MMSD Image Collection, housed in the Turfgrass Information Center, includes more than 14,000 images charting the development of turfgrass science in the 20th century.
The Veterinary Medical Center Library supports the classroom and clinical work of future veterinarians and animal care technicians.
Librarians from all over the world have visited the MSU Libraries to learn how a major research collection is managed. In the last few years, we've had guests from Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Turkey, Ireland, South Africa, Romania and Iceland.