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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 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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.


Eat, Drink & Be Merry….For School Starts Soon
August Fundraisers Support Friends of MSU Library

Event graphicSavor the waning days of summer (And local food and libations) by joining Friends of MSU Library for two fundraising events.

Stop by 7 Sushi on August 22 and MAP Brewing on August 23 where a portion of sales will be donated to Friends of MSU Library.

Whether you choose a Strange Cattle or Ridge Hippy pint, or authentic sushi and a Japanese-fusion appetizer, these local businesses have something to please every palate. So, please join the Friends in raising a glass or a pair of chopsticks and supporting MSU Library.

Dine at 7 Sushi – 15% of your meal will be donated to Friends of MSU Library

  • Sunday, August 22, 2021, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • 113 East Oak Street, Bozeman, MT
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Mention to the server you’re here to support Friends of MSU Library
  • RSVPs are suggested. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

MAP Brewing Community Pint Night - $0.50 from each beer sold will be donated to Friends of MSU Library

Friends of MSU Library is dedicated to enriching MSU, the lives of students, and the community by strengthening the MSU Library. Founded in 1994, Friends contributions help develop the library’s collections, environment, and programs. The Friends remind you that you don’t have to be a Bobcat to borrow from MSU Library; Montana residents are eligible for a community borrower card. Click here to find out how to get yours.

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


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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