About UsThe MSU Library offers research and information resources to the institution's students and faculty, as well as serving Montana citizens and the State's business community.
Conveniently located in the center of campus, the MSU Library has a full range of library collections and services for students and faculty, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The MSU Library's collections support teaching, learning and research at MSU, with particular emphasis in the fields of agriculture, science, health, and technology. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish.
A wealth of information is available around the clock both on and off campus via the Library's website, including the online catalog, electronic indexes and databases, and many full-text E-journals and E-books. Personalized one-on-one research assistance is available to students on a drop-in basis at the research center desk, or online via E-mail or chat. The Library also offers the Research Assistance Program (RAP): students may make an appointment for a consultation with a research and instruction librarian who will thoroughly explore research options relating to a specific assignment or class.
The Friends of MSU Library
The Friends of the MSU Library, founded in 1994, have been especially helpful in supporting MSU Library and funding building improvements such as a group study room, the stack end panels on fourth floor, and Clowder Flats (a study area on the west landing) to name a few.