Library News & Events
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, MSU Library has canceled or postponed many events.
Full details on library events are below. Please call 406-994-6857 with questions
or for additional information.
Click here for a comprehensive MSU event list.
POSTPONED -April 7 - Trout Lecture
Will be rescheduled in the fall
CANCELED - April 8 - Pop-Up Pups
CANCELED - April 14 - NEH Grant workshop
CANCELED - April 14 - Friends of MSU Library Book Group discussion of Alice Munro's Dear Life
May be replace by an online discussion on reading options in the COVID-19 era. A discussion of the book will likely be re-scheduled for later in the summer or moved to fall.
CANCELED - April 23 - Tea Mania in the Archives, an outreach event planned to be held at Belgrade Public Library
CANCELED - April 27-May 8 - De-Stress Fest and Paws to Destress
CANCELED - April 30-May 1 - Hoof it to the Library, destress event with Alpacas of Montana
CANCELED - May 12 - Friends of MSU Library Book Group discussion of Nevil Shute's On the Beaches
Canceled in person and may be replaced by an online discussion or rescheduled for later in the summer or moved to fall.
CANCELED - May 14-15 - Montana Academic Library Symposium
- June 1-5 - Tribal College Librarians Institute is still on. Visit the website for further details
The June 2 Friends of MSU Library Book Group discussion of Debra Magpie Earling's Perma Red may be cancelled in person depending on the status of the TCLI gathering as it is part of that agenda.
- The library intends to participate in all new student orientation activities this summer. These events take place in June, July and August and include root beer floats at the library as well as Catapalooza. Please check in with the Office of Admissions for information on orientation and the Office of Student Engagement for information on Catapalooza. We will share our plans here as they become available.
- MSU's Fall Convocation with Sarah Vowell is still on for August 27. Plans are underway for a smaller event in MSU LIbrary that afternoon. Visit the Convocation webpage to find out the latest about Convocation. Our plans will be posted here as they become available.
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.
Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces Its 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 reading list. During this time when in-person public meetings are prohibited, the Friends of MSU Library Book Group is exploring alternative modes for meeting. Stay tuned for online discussion options that will be held at the same time our regular meetings were scheduled: 6:30-8 PM on April 14 and May 12.
The MSU Library building is closed to patron visits. The Library continues to support information needs in an online environment. Find out more on our service updates page.
EXPLORE THE LIBRARY
Bobcat Browse is a popular reading collection on the first floor of 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.
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.