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The MSU Library and Campus Planning, Design, and Construction have developed a plan to deliver more space for students within the library’s existing footprint. In order to create space, we intend to move the equivalent of an entire floor of books and periodicals to off-site storage facility adjacent to campus. This change will allow the library to add more seats, tables, technologies, and study rooms.

We plan to begin this transition during the summer of 2019 with the space available for student use by the start of the fall semester 

Highly browsed collections will remain on campus, while important but low-use items will be stored economically off campus.

Books will be stored in compact shelving in Nopper 910, adjacent to campus.

MSU Library will retrieve items from off-campus when requested and get them to borrowers in a timely manner. Specifics regarding turnaround time and so forth will become available as plans unfold.

Details will be posted as they are finalized. You can find updates on the library’s News and Events link ( and on social media 


For additional information contact:

Janice Stokes, Project Manager
Montana State University Library