On-Going Library Workshops

Throughout the year, the library holds free workshops for students and staff. Topics include citation managers, computer applications, and more. Reservations are encouraged and help a lot with planning. To find out full details and to register, please visit the Library Workshops calendar by clicking here.

Bobcat Fever Ice Cream Social
March 26, 2019, 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
Location: MSU Library CyberDiscovery Area/Library Commons

Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) and the MSU Library partner to present the 2019 Bobcat Fever Ice Cream Social from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Meet ASMSU candidates and research librarians.

Attendees are encourage to BYOS - bring you own spoon. 

Need more information? Check out the event announcement https://www.montana.edu/calendar/events/29625 or contact Adam Freng , ASMSU Elections Student Director, 406-994-2933, asmsuelections@montana.edu

Trout Lecture Graphic, The Sensual Fish2019 Trout Lecture Series
The Sensual Fish: A Playful and Scholarly Evening with Writer and Professor Henry Hughes
April 2, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: The Rialto, Downtown Bozeman

Exploring literature, art and popular culture, writer and professor at Western Oregon University Henry Hughes will discuss this delightfully slippery world at the confluence of piscine and human existence. His exploration of the romantic aspects of fishing is sure to delight the audience. Henry’s stories aren’t just for people who fish. They’re for anyone who enjoys human connection and a good story.

The free event is open to the public. A reception will follow. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. Attendees can RSVP by visiting this webpage https://www.montana.edu/calendar/events/28651 or by calling 406-994-6857.

To find out more about the Trout Lecture series, visit https://www.lib.montana.edu/troTrout logout/lecture-series/


MSU Library named 2018 Montana Library of the Year by Montana Library Association! 

Click here to read about this honor.


Creating Spaces graphicMSU Library to Create More Space for Students and Faculty

In response to student feedback, the MSU Library will be expanding its available space for student study areas, seating, technology, and group study rooms in the summer of 2019. 

Constructed in two phases in 1949 and 1961, the Renne Library was built for a student body that was much smaller than it is today. Enrollment in 1961 was 4,320 students compared to current enrollment of almost 17,000 students. The library’s main purpose was to store large collections of books and periodicals, but, today the most heavily used collections are digital.

Technological changes have altered the nature of the library’s collection, ultimately transforming the library into more of a study area and an active collaborative learning environment. After careful analysis that included an 18-month long master planning process, we determined that the that best way to create more student study space in the library was is to move some important but low-circulation items to a storage facility near campus.

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Acoustic Atlas Featured On National Public Radio's Here & Now.Acoustic Atlas Logo

On July 16, 2018 Acoustic Atlas program director Jeff Rice told the story of the Toads of Trinity. You can listen to the episode by clicking here. You can read the full story and find out more about Acoustic Atlas by visiting the blog.

Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces 2018-2019 Selections

Reading need not be a solitary activity. The Friends Book Group invites everyone to join them for their monthly book discussions. A variety of fiction and nonfiction is read each year and membership is casual - you're free to come to the discussions that interest you as your time allows. Visit this link  to discover which books made the 2018-2019 reading list.

Acquisitions & Special Collections News

Read about some recent additions to the library's colletion:


Bobcat Browse

Bobcat Browse is a popular reading collection on the first floor ologof the Library, just past Brewed Awakening coffee shop. Here you'll discover the latest  books recommended by MSU students, faculty, and staff and can read current  magazines and local newspapers. What to see something added to the shelf? Click here to suggest a book for Bobcat Browse.  

Library Display

Throughout the semester you may notice the different displays in the glass case, just inside the door of the library. These ever changing displays are the work of the MSU Library Display Committee. Check them out in person or take a look by visiting this link.

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