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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.


MSU Library's Annual Open House - Opening Possibilities
Tuesday, January 17, 2020, 3-6 p.m.
Second Floor, MSU Library

Open House graphic

University life is full of possibilities and MSU Library wants to make sure you discover them. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members are invited to the library’s annual Open House from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Attendees will enjoy food and beverages, listen to music with Thereminist Marla Goodman and our campus radio station, KGLT, and explore the services offered by MSU Library and its Open House event partners. Fantastic door prizes will be offered, and there will be a cash bar. 

This year, the Open House will broadly celebrate the theme of "Opening Possibilities." Décor, activities, and food will reflect the joy and importance of openness in our intellectual and professional lives. Open House partners will creatively celebrate how their services and resources open doors, break down barriers, or expand horizons.

This event is made possible with support from the Office of the Provost, Friends of MSU Library, and other campus partners. Questions? Call 994-6857.

Film Premiere Ivan Doig: Landscapes of a Western Mind
February 2, 2023, 7 p.m.
The Emerson Center for the Arts & Cultural Center, Crawford Theater
111 South Grand Avenue, Bozeman

Ivan Doig at typewriter

Please join us for a free screening of the new documentary film produced by Montana PBS. Ivan Doig: Landscapes of a Western Mind explores the life and work of the prolific writer, Ivan Doig. 

MSU Library is pleased to partner with Montana PBS, the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West, and the MSU Alumni Foundation to bring you this free screening. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, delving further into the life and work of this beloved author.

Contact Kristina Martin (kristina@montanapbs.org; 406-994-6221) if you have questions or if you need additional information.


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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