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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 (sometimes required) and help a lot with planning. To find out full details and to register, please visit the Library Workshops calendar.

Friends of MSU Library Book Group Announces Its 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 reading list.  During this time when in-person gatherings are prohibited, the Friends of MSU Library Book Group is meeting virtually. The group will move back to in-person discussions as soon as it is safe to do so.

Annual Events

Click here to find out about library events taking place each year.


Tea party imageSpring Break Tea Party
Travel the World without Leaving Bozeman
March 15, 2023, 3-5 p.m.
MSU Library Bobcat Browse area, first floor

Jealous of all those friends spending the week in some exotic location? Stop by the MSU Library’s Bobcat Browse area in the first-floor atrium and give your tastebuds the chance to experience teas and treats from around the world! Bring your friends or make some new ones – you can plan your future travels to far-away places. This is a free event. If you’ve been to the library’s annual Open House, you know the library can throw a fun party. All MSU students, faculty and staff are welcome. Call 406-994-6857 if you have questions.

Paws to De-Stress is Back at MSU Library!
Monday, March 27, 2023, 1-3 p.m.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 4-6 p.m.
April 24-28 - Dates and times to be determined

We all know school can be “ruff”. Step away from studying for a moment and follow the paw prints to Paws to De-Stress! Cuddle up with a group of certified therapy animals on the first floor of the library and pet to your heart’s content.

Schedule of times:

  • Monday, March 27, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, April 17, 4 – 6 p.m.

Additional dates will be added the week of April 24-28.

For more information on Intermountain Therapy Animals, please visit their website at www.therapyanimals.org.


Contact MSU Library Events and Communications Manager, Ann Vinciguerra
(406-994-6857; ann.vinciguerra@montana.edu), to find out more about upcoming events.


Check out our recent library videos. 
During the pandemic, these were created as a substitute for a few of our annual in-person events.

Each semester, MSU Library partners with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) to present Paws to De-Stress. Throughout dead week, finals week, and at pop-up events throughout the semester, ITA volunteers bring their pets to the library offering students a chance to relax and relieve stress.

Due to restrictions during the pandemic, Paws to De-Stress has moved to a virtual format.  Check out the first virtual Paws to De-stress video.  

Over the summer 2020, MSU Library participated in the virtual New Student Orientation . Click here to see the virtual library orientation LibGuide

MSU Library participated in the 2020 Virtual Catapalooza event.  Since we weren't be able to visit with new student in person, we offered the chance to follow Rufus, the library mascot, as he explores the library on a top secret mission. He’s already one smart cat but with access to the library, he has the resources to make his mission a success. 

During Fall 2020 Convocation, MSU Library hosted a live interview in Archives and Special Collections. Convocation speaker Sarah Vowell joined Rachel Hergett, MSU News Service writer and KGLT volunteer DJ, for an informal conversation. 


Click here to visit MSU Library's news archive.


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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