We strive to make all of our spaces welcoming and inclusive. Please let us know how we can do better

Study Spaces 

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Browse Collection

on 1st Floor across from the coffee shop, find good books and interesting magazines recommended by MSU students, faculty, and staff.

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Collaborative Spaces

The basement, 1st & 2nd floors are not-so-quiet spaces to meet with others or work alone. Public computers are on 1st & 2nd floor.

Quiet study space by the fountain on third floor.

Quiet Spaces

3rd & 4th floors are quiet spaces to work alone or relax. Please respect the quiet. 

Students studying together in Special Collections

Special Collections

On 2nd Floor, entrance in the South East corner. Come study among our local physical collections stored and preserved in Special Collections and University Archives.

Reservable Spaces 

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Virtual Discovery Space

Partitioned area on 1st Floor. Virtual reality and immersive visualization environmentfor instruction, hi-res images & videos, collaborating around the world, & more.

Reservable by: 
MSU Students, Faculty & Staff

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Group Study Rooms

Book one of our library group study spaces. Rooms are on the 1st & 3rd floors of the library.

Reservable by:
1st Floor; Anyone
3rd Floor: MSU Students, Faculty & Staff

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Heathcote Classroom

Classroom in the Basement. Library computer lab classroom with 28 networked workstations.

Reservable by: Instructors & MSU Affiliated Groups

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Innovative Learning Studio

Classroom on 1st Floor. Schedule this flexible space when you want to integrate technology into your instruction.

Reservable by: Instructors

Partners in the Library

Brewed Awakening Space on the first floor of the library.

Brewed Awakening

On 1st Floor. Grab coffee, juice, or a soft drink; try the baked goods, too! 

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Sophomore Surge

Office on 2nd Floor, next to SmartyCats. Peer mentors guide incoming students throughout their first year of college and engage them with an active community of support.

SmartyCats space on second floor of the library.

SmartyCats Tutoring

Free drop-in tutoring on the 2nd Floor.

Testing center space in the basement of the library.

Testing Center

Office in the Basement. PearsonVUE certification testing and testing administration for MSU students with accommodations.


The UIT Service Desk space on the first floor of the library.

UIT Service Desk 

Office on 1st Floor. Your starting point for tech assistance.

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Writing Center

Office on 1st Floor. Get help with all your writing needs.

Accessibility & Inclusion

The Library is committed to making our spaces and services accessible to all users, and we know we can do better. Please let us know how we can improve.

1st Floor Mobility

Our building has some issues including a split-level first floor, which makes accessibility difficult, we know. We have a lift located across from the service desk, and a ramp located behind Brewed Awakening coffee shop.

Printing & Scanning

Cash printing is available on the lower level of first floor at the library service desk; Cat Card payments for print jobs can also be processed at the Service Desk.

Scanning is available with a flatbed scanner or automatic document feeder on the lower level of first floor. 

Public Computers

Public computers are available on the lower level of first floor, for quick access to all users. 

Read Write Gold

Read, Write Gold is on all public computers, and offers features for users of all learning styles including auditory/visual learners, ESL learners, differently abled users, and those with sensory loss or impairments.

Technology & Resources in the Library


The library has two Black & White copiers on the 1st and 2nd floor of the library. Click for pricing and more information.


B&W and Color printers available for payment with CatCards & Cash, on all floors of the library. Click for pricing, instructions, and more information.


Scanning is *free!
We have different types of scanners for public use including quick KIC scanners on 1st Floor, flatbed scanners on multiple floors, and automatic document feeders. Click for more information.

*Printing costs still apply; scanning to email or USB drive is free.

Specialty Printing

Submit order forms at the service desk on 1st Floor for large Format printing & scanning up to 36" wide. Click for pricing and more information.


Bathroom, Toilet, Water Closet, Wash Room, Lavatory, The Loo. 

Restroom locations:


Women's & Men's rooms, on either side of the elevator.

1st floor: no restroom

Sorry, no restroom available on the 1st floor in the library. We know, it's terribly inconvenient. 

2nd Floor

Single use & family restroom, on the North-East side of second floor.

Women's & Men's rooms, around the corner from the elevator.

3rd Floor

Single use & family restroom, on the North-East side of third floor.

Women's & Men's rooms, around the corner from the elevator.

Library Collections

Floor and Location Guide 

Gives information on subject and call number ranges of our physical collection, by floor. 

Additional Collections