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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.


Book group graphicBobcat Browse Book Group
May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17 (Thursdays)
12-1 p.m.
Bobcat Browse, first floor near Brewed Awakening

Come celebrate ten years of reading with the Bobcat Browse enrichment reading collection in the MSU Library! To mark this anniversary, the library is initiating a summer reading group open to the campus community: The Bobcat Browse Book Group.

We'll supply cookies and coffee; you are invited to bring your own lunch.

Who is invited? All staff, students, and faculty of MSU are eligible to join in. This will be an in-person discussion, however, so you must be on campus to participate.

What will we discuss? May through July we'll discuss whatever book you're reading or have recently read that you'd like to share with the group. In August we'll all focus on the same book, Maid by Stephanie Land, MSU’s 2023 Convocation speaker. Books for that discussion will be supplied.

Each month we'll take turns talking about the books and sharing titles, so bring the book you've read and a pen and paper. You're sure to walk away with the title of your next great read!

These discussions are limited to 20 people per month. You can sign up for one or all of the meetings using the links below. You will receive notification of your registration and reminders of our discussions:

For more information about the tenth anniversary or this book group, visit the website or contact Collection Development Librarian Rachelle McLain, rachelle.mclain@montana.edu or406-994-6549.

Doig Days of Summer
Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 2-4 p.m.Book group illustration
The Dupuyer, Montana Community Center

MSU Library and Montana PBS are hitting the road. We're heading to Dupuyer, Montana to celebrate Ivan Doig's birthday. The celebration will include a screening of the film Ivan Doig: Landscapes of a Western  Mind. The event is free and all are welcome.

For more information, MSU Library contact Humanities and Outreach Librarian Jan Zauha, jzauha@montana.edu or 406-994-6554.

Bobcat Browse Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 3-5 p.m.
MSU Library Atrium, across from Brewed Awakening

Come celebrate ten years of reading with the Bobcat Browse enrichment reading collection in the MSU Library. To mark this anniversary, the library is hosting the Bobcat Browse Birthday Celebration from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. It will take place in the Bobcat Browse area of the library atrium (First floor, near Brewed Awakening).

Bobcat Browse Celebration illustrationWhether you are a regular reader or a wannabe reader, join us for a piece of cake, iced tea, and conversation. We’d love to hear what you’re reading now – or suggest a book you’d like to read. Browse our juicy titles and take one home for end of summer reading! All members of the MSU and local communities are welcome.

For more information about the Bobcat Browse collection, visit https://www.lib.montana.edu/spaces/browse/ or contact Collection Development Librarian Rachelle McLain, rachelle.mclain@montana.edu or 406-994-6549.


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. 


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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