Spaces in the Library
We strive to make all of our spaces welcoming and inclusive. Please let us know how we can do better.
On 1st floor across from the coffee shop, find good books and interesting magazines recommended by MSU students, faculty, and staff. Accessible via the front entrance. Furniture available: large comfy chairs, height adjustable table with a computer and printer, high-top tables with stools.
The basement, 1st floor & 2nd floor are not-so-quiet spaces to meet with others or work alone. Public computers are available on all levels with the majority on 1st floor & 2nd floor. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor, or the public elevator. Furniture available: group study tables, chairs on wheels, desktop computer stations, large comfy chairs.
Virtual Discovery Space
Partitioned area on 1st floor. Virtual reality and immersive visualization environmentfor instruction, hi-res images & videos, collaborating around the world, & more. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor. Furniture available: mostly open floor space with a couple side tables.
MSU Students, Faculty & Staff
Reservable Study Spaces
Anyone with a NetID and password. Others please inquire at the Library Service Desk for options.
The Library Classroom
The Heathcote Classroom (pronounced "HETH cutt") is a classroom with 28 networked computers, including two accessible computer stations, located in the basement. It is accessible via the public elevator. Furniture available: desktop computers on long tables with chairs on wheels.
Reservable by: Faculty & Staff
Office on the 2nd floor, next to SmartyCats tutoring. The GEAR UP program is dedicated to providing support and services to first-year students from Montana’s GEAR UP schools. Accessible via the public elevator.
Testing ServicesThe Testing Services center is located in the Basement. They provide a wide range of academic and professional exams to students and the public, including testing administration for MSU students with accommodations. Accessible via the public elevator.
UIT Service Desk
Office on 1st floor. Your starting point for tech assistance. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor.
Our building has some issues including a split-level 1st floor, which makes accessibility difficult, we know.For more information on physical accessibility, as well as accessibility software, technology, and accessibility of digital library content, please visit our page on Accessibility in the Library.
The Library is committed to making our spaces and services accessible to all users, and we know we can do better. Please let us know how we can improve.
Our Library Floor and Location Guide gives the location of books, periodicals, and other library resources by subject and call number ranges for each floor.
Bathroom, Toilet, Water Closet, Wash Room, Lavatory, The Loo.
- Gendered restrooms are available near the elevator on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor and in the basement, and are accessible via the public elevator. There are no restrooms on 1st floor or 4th floor.
- Single-stall gender neutral restrooms are available on the North-East side of 2nd floor and 3rd floor and are accessible via the public elevator, but they are not ADA compliant.
For information on where physical technology is located in the library including copiers, printers, scanners and tech-checkouts, visit our Technology Services page.
Take our Virtual Tour which gives you 360° views of the many spaces in the library along with descriptions of our resources and services. Also, check out our accompanying, accessible text document describing the tour's content.