Tip of the Week: Printing

Welcome back, students! As you prepare for another busy semester, here are some Renne Library printing reminders so you are ready for all those upcoming syllabi, assignments, and papers.

  • As a fee-paying student, you already have $7.50 on your CatCard to use for black and white printing. Simply swipe your CatCard at our print stations around the library, and the cost of your print job will be automatically deducted.
  • Forget your CatCard? Not a problem. Send your print job like normal, make note of your computer number, and come on down to the Borrow Desk, where you can pay for your printing with cash. We can do color printing as well, so if you need to use up the change in your pocket, we have you covered.

Have a great semester, and we look forward to seeing you at the library!

Tip of the Week: Intersession Hours

The semester may be ending, but we’ll be open to meet your winter break library cravings! Come relax on the third floor with a new book from the Browse Section, or take advantage of an open computer to check out some online resources. The library will have special hours during the intersession, which are posted below.

Intersession Hours

Saturday, December 13-Tuesday, January 13

  • Monday-Friday:       7 am-5 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday:   Closed
  • Thurs, Dec. 24:        Closed
  • Friday, Dec. 25:       Closed
  • Thurs, Jan. 1:           Closed
  • Friday, Jan. 2:          Closed

We look forward to seeing you soon!


12/11 Workshop: Excel 2010 Basics

Free workshop Thursday, 12/11, from 11 am-12 pm in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Learn the basics of Excel, with an eye toward troubleshooting common problems. Topics to cover: general spreadsheet formatting, data formatting (%, $, etc.), using formulas and functions, referencing cells in formulas, inserting and formatting charts, and printing


Register and see more library workshops here.

12/10 Workshop: Reading with MontanaLibrary2Go

Free workshop Wednesday, 12/10, from 12:10-1 pm in the Library Conference Room of Renne Library.

This hands-on workshop will take participants through the basics of the MSU Library’spopular reading subscription service, MontanaLibrary2Go. Whether you have an e-reading or listening device, bring it along and we’ll explore how you can download the latest fiction and non-fiction from this online service, how to maintain your account, how to find what you are looking for! Please also have your NetID and password with you.

Register and see more library workshops here.

12/9 Workshop: Mendeley Reference Manager

Free workshop Tuesday, 12/9, from 5-6 pm in the Heathcote classroom of Renne Library.

Come learn to use Mendeley… a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.


Register and see more library workshops here.

Tip of the Week: West Entrance Revamp

Facilities Services will be redesigning the library’s popular West Entrance to better meet your safety and usage needs. The West Entrance will be temporarily closed starting at the end of the business day on Friday, December 12. We will provide updates as the project progresses.

Good luck with finals week!

_msu-photos_objects_hres-parc-000494“Students study in the Montana State College library, 1905”

Photo from Special Collections at the MSU Library.



Tip of the Week: De-stress!

Enjoying the break from classes? You may not be thinking about the last two weeks of school (or you might be thinking of nothing else!), but the library is ready to help make the last bit of the semester a little easier. We have two de-stressing events taking place in the library.

Dead week (Dec. 1-5):

  • Paws to de-Stress begins! Full schedule here.
  • Relaxation Room @ the MSU Library, 9 am-4 pm. The library is partnering with the MSU Office of Health Advancement to offer a Relaxation Room on the library’s first floor near the DVD collection. Snacks, stretches, hula hoops, jokes, aromatherapy, and more!

Finals week (Dec. 8-12):

  • More Paws to de-Stress! Be sure to check out the schedule so that you can “paws” your studying and greet these friendly therapy dogs.

We’ll see you at the library!



Tip of the Week: November Holiday Hours

The end of the semester is just around the corner! We hope you get a chance to recharge this week with the university break.

Here are the library’s holiday hours for the end of November:

  • Wednesday, 11/26       7 am-5 pm
  • Thursday, 11/27           Closed
  • Friday, 11/28                 Closed
  • Saturday, 11/29            Closed
  • Sunday, 11/30              9 am-2 am



11/17 Workshop: EndNote: Citation Management

Free workshop 11/17 from 2-3 pm in the Innovative Learning Studio of Renne Library.

EndNote is now available for free for MSU users. See how EndNote X7 makes formatting citations and managing bibliographies easy! Learn to search, import records, add notes, find articles, manage PDFs, and format papers using any one of thousands of citation styles. This workshop covers how to get EndNote, share references, and use both the desktop and online version.

Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is room. Bring your own laptop and install EndNote during the workshop.

Register and see more library workshops here.


Tip of the Week: Group Room Reservations

As we approach the end of the semester, days get shorter, and study sessions get longer! If you need a place to study with your group, check out the library’s options for group room reservations. Equipped with whiteboards and display screens, you can reserve these rooms online with your NetID and password. Just follow the link below, and choose “Schedule a Group Room.”


You do not need to check-in or get a key. Simply show up at your reserved time, and get to work!