Missing your furry friends? Come to the Library on Wednesday, August, 31 from 1 – 4 p.m. to visit with cuddly canines from Intermountain Therapy Animals. This Paws to de-Stress preview is part of MSU Debut and offers a sneak peek at part of the Library’s efforts to help manage stress at the end of the semester.WebCarousel_2016_MSUDebut

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon


Less than 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female.

Let’s change that.

MSU Library

Thursday, March 31


We will provide: tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, refreshments, and laptops. Bring ideas for Wikipedia entries that need updating or creation. Even if you’re editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cis-gender, and gender non-conforming women, to participate.


Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page

MSU Art + Feminism Wikipedia Meetup Page


Lesson Plan

Wikipedia Editing Cheat Sheet

References and Citations



West Entrance Closed

Facilities Services will be working on the library’s West Entrance during intersession. The West Entrance will be temporarily closed starting at the end of the business day on Friday, December 11. If you are in Bozeman during this winter break, our front doors will be open from Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional holiday hours for the library can be found here.

Great work this semester, Bobcats! Warm wishes for a happy intersession!

Winter Snow Cave, Browning, MT, 1937

Snow cave in Browning, MT – 1937

Photo from MSU Special Collections

Tip of the Week: Cans for Fines!

Gan the Griz Image

The 16th annual Can the Griz Food Drive is November 7th – November 21st. The MSU Library is a designated drop off point for canned goods, and as an added incentive, you can also trade cans of food for fines! Receive $1 for each can you bring to the Borrow Desk, up to $10, to apply to your *fines!

Help MSU can the Griz!

*This is for fines only, not other charges.


Help Design Your Library

Picture1The MSU Library is currently drafting a plan for the next era of our library, and we need your help! We need student feedback and honest opinions as we rethink library services and spaces.

Who: You!

What: Your thoughts, creativity, and feedback

When: Wednesday, November 18: 1:30-3:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 19: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

RSVP: jillian.bertelli@montana.edu or 994-5629

RSVP is a must, and we’ll send you the secret meeting location once we hear from you!

Why: Do you work, play, dream, create, think, share, edit, collaborate, consume, learn, express, observe, spark, compose, produce, inform, adapt, and/or improvise? Yes? Then we need you to help shape the future!

And did we mention there would be free food?!






Public Elevator Closed (June 22-August 15)

Beginning on Monday, June 22, Facilities Services is closing the library’s public elevator in order to rebuild the motor. This improvement will be implemented before the start of fall semester, and the public elevator will be available for use again after August 15.

In the meantime, please come to the Borrow Desk for information on special services. Our staff elevator can be used to access additional levels, and your library staff is available to escort you to other floors.

We are sorry for the disruption of public elevator service. Your access and safety are our highest priorities, so if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

People unloading boxes out of the elevator for the Library move 1949/1950

Unloading the 2nd floor elevator during the 1949/1950 MSU Library move