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ITC Help Desk

Need help using your computer on campus or remotely? Is it simply broken? Visit IT Services as the starting point for assistance and solutions that will make your tech life easier.

Research Center

Drop by for help with all of your research needs!

Brewed Awakening

Grab coffee, juice or a soft drink; try our baked goods, too! Check out the Brewed Awakening page for more information and delicious photos.

Browse Collection

Find good books and interesting journals recommended by MSU students, faculty, and staff

Writing Center

Get help with all your writing needs.

The Writing Center at the Library offers students an opportunity to work on their academic writing with an individual tutor, a trained student or professional whose ultimate aim is to help the writer with topics, general ideas, find supporting materials, develop details, organize, edit, and utilize computers.

To improve the quality of your writing and thinking, please contact us.

Walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed. Register for an appointment online or call 994-5315

Group Study Rooms

Reserve a study space to work on group projects or practice presentations. Book a room over on the room-booking page.

Printing and Scanning

Print and scan up to 36”x48” in B&W or Color. Read more about our spectacular printing and scanning offering on our printing and scanning page.

Innovative Learning Studio

Schedule this flexible space when you want to integrate technology into your instruction!

Testing Center

MSU Testing Services Renne Library room 19 office is open for testing from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some evening testing hours are scheduled on a per appointment basis. Tests administered in this location include PearsonVUE certification exams and academic testing for MSU students with testing accommodations.

More information about this service on the Testing Services page.

SmartyCats Tutoring

FREE Drop-In Tutoring on the 2nd Floor: For a complete schedule go to

11am-11pm Monday -Thursday
11am-6pm Friday
4pm-11pm Sunday

Montana State University has thousands of students who have the potential to do great things and we believe you are one of them. There are many ways to leverage any additional support you need to be successful, and participating in tutoring is one option to maximize your learning. We know that students who utilize peer tutors are more likely to succeed academically, and we want to help you meet your academic goals. Tutors will help guide and facilitate the learning process, and will assist you in becoming a more independent learner and a successful college student!

Earn 700 ChampChange points for each session you attend. Currently, we offer tutoring of the following subjects in the Drop-In Center in the Library: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Spanish, Math, and Statistics.

Tutoring by appointment ($2/hour) is also available for over 300 courses throughout the curriculum. Purchase your $10 tutoring pass for 5 sessions online at or in the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success, SUB 177.

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