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. Accessible via the front entrance.

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Collaborative Spaces

The basement, 1st floor & 2nd floor are not-so-quiet spaces to meet with others or work alone. Public computers are on 1st floor & 2nd floor. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor, or the public elevator.

Quiet study space by the fountain on third floor.
 

Quiet Spaces

3rd floor & 4th floor are quiet spaces to work alone or relax. Please respect the quiet. Accessible via the public elevator.

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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. Accessible via the public elevator.

Reservable Spaces & Classrooms

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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. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor.

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 floor & 3rd floor of the library. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor, or the public elevator.

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, including two accessible computer stations. Accessible via the public elevator.

Reservable by: Instructors & MSU Affiliated Groups

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Innovative Learning Studio

Classroom on 1st floor with five projection screens. Schedule this flexible space when you want to integrate technology into your instruction. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor.

Reservable by: Instructors

Partners in the Library

Brewed Awakening Space on the first floor of the library.

Brewed Awakening

On 1st floorGrab coffee, juice, or a soft drink; try the baked goods, too!Accessible via the front entrance.

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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.  Accessible via the public elevator.

SmartyCats space on second floor of the library.

SmartyCats Tutoring

Free drop-in tutoring on the 2nd floor Accessible via the public elevator.

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.  Accessible via the public elevator.
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. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor.

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Writing Center

Office on 1st floor. Get help with all your writing needs. Accessible via the ramp or lift on 1st floor.

Floor Guide

Our Library Floor and Location Guide gives the location of books, periodicals, and other library resources by subject and call number ranges for each floor. 

Restroom Locations

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

  • Gendered restrooms are available near teh elevator on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor and in the basementand are accessible via the public elevator. There are no restrooms on 1st floor or 4th floor.
  • Single-stall gender neutral restrooms are available on the North-East side of 2nd floor and 3rd floor and are accessible via the public elevator, but they are not ADA compliant.

Building Accessibility

1st Floor Mobility

Our building has some issues including a split-level 1st floor, which makes accessibility difficult, we know.On 1st floor we have a lift located across from the service desk, and a ramp located behind Brewed Awakening coffee shop.

One public elevator is available and accessible to all floors and services.

 

For more information on physical accessibility, as well as accessibility software, technology, and accessibility of digital library content, please visit our page on Accessibility in the Library.

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.

Technology

For information on where physical technology is located in the library including copiers, printers, scanners and tech-checkouts, visit our Technology Services page.