Due to Montana's Stay at Home Directive, all Library staff are working remotely. No on site services are available in Renne Library.

Assistance continues to be available online.


In order to respect social distancing and help protect public health, the MSU Library building is closed until further notice. The Library will continue to support the information needs of our students, faculty, and staff in an online environment by focusing on the following:


  • Request book and audio-visual materials loans - Loans of physical items are temporarily suspended for the duration of the Stay at Home Directive. 
  • Interlibrary loans (ILL) - Electronic interlibrary loan of items currently available in digital format will continue. Delivery of items requiring scanning will be suspended. Physical interlibrary loan is suspended. 
  • MSU Library Special Collections - Special Collections has switched to an online-only service mode. 

    All requests for service can be directed to spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu .

  • Return Physical Items, Due Dates, and Fines -

The book drop at the front doors of the library building will remain in place, and we will be accepting returns of physical items there. Returned items will be quarantined.

You may also mail your items back to the library:

U.S. Mail: Montana State University Library, P.O. box 173320, Bozeman, MT 59717-3320.

UPS or FedEx: Montana State University Library, 144 Renne Library, Centennial Mall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3320.

Due dates for many items are being extended and we will be waiving overdue fines that accrue for items specifically due during this period (including items requested via Interlibrary Loan) for the duration of the building closure.


During this time of uncertainty we remain committed to helping faculty, staff, and students access and apply information. Below are links to library resources to help users with off-site access. 

  • NEW!  Library Research and Instruction Guide, containing timely information to assist with faculty and student access to library resources during the transition to online learninghttps://guides.lib.montana.edu/libraryresearch


Please contact us for more information.