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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, the library moved selected periodicals and all government documents to off-site storage facility adjacent to campus. This change allowed the library to add more seats, tables, technologies, and study rooms.

The library began the transition during the summer of 2019 with the space available for student use at the start of the 2019 fall semester.

Highly browsed collections remained on campus, while selected periodicals and all government documents were stored economically off-campus. Thelibrary's Floor and Location Guide has detailed information on collection locations. 

Thoses collections are now stored in compact shelving in Nopper 910, adjacent to campus.

These items are listed in CatSearch with the prefix location of “Library Annex”.  Users may request a hold online or by visiting the library service desk. Materials will be retrieved and made available for pick up at the service desk. 

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:
Montana State University Library