Electronic Document Delivery Service

Beginning July 1st, interlibrary loan will begin a new electronic document delivery service. Articles from the Renne Library collection will be scanned and delivered electronically through the Libraries’ Interlibrary loan Web site. Submit these requests via your Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) account just like any other interlibrary loan request. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan office for further details.

MSU Library Book Sale

MSU Libraries will hold our traditional used book sale on July 1st, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first floor of Renne Library.These books are our unneeded gifts and withdrawn items. All proceeds will benefit our collections. We have thousands of books for sale. Come during the day to find those gems and then return between 4:00 and 6:00, when almost all remaining books will be free.

Featured Subjects: Montana History, Western Americana, Industrial Arts, Education, Business & Economics, Political Science, Law, Agriculture, Science

For more information see the Book Sale Flier pdf and List pdf of books for sale.

Summer Reading – New Yorker Fiction Podcasts

Take the sounds of fiction with you as summer starts and reading season begins. The New Yorker has brought together contemporary writers such as Louise Erdrich, T. Coraghessan Boyle, E. L. Doctorow, Paul Theroux, and many more to read and discuss famous fiction from The New Yorker archives. Each episode is recorded as a podcast and ready for your .mp3 player… Or just listen to the podcast from your web browser over lunch.


Either way, it’s summer time and the “reading” is easy.

Finals Week Hours

Renne Library will be open for extended hours during finals week. Although library services will end at midnight, the library will be open for study until 2a.m.

Friday May 2nd 7:00am-2:00am
Saturday May 3rd 10:00am-2:00am
Sunday May 4th 10:00am-2:00am
Monday May 5th – Thursday May 8th 7:00am-2:00am
Friday May 9th 7:00am-5:00pm

Note: CAL does not have added hours for finals.

Congratulations 2008 MSU Graduates

The MSU Libraries extends congratulations to our 2008 graduates. As information experts, we’ve enjoyed being a partner in providing you with the necessary tools to support your academic needs.  Again, congratulations on your success, and best wishes on your future endeavors.

The Survey Says…

In March, we asked faculty, staff and students to complete a survey about library services and what they would like from the library. The Association of Research Libraries tabulated, evaluated and otherwise analyzed the results, which are available for review in pdf format. Check out what the campus had to say about library services and resources!

Heathcote Classroom Opens for Student Lab Use

Beginning April 21, 2008 until the end of the semester, Heathcote Classroom’s twenty-four computers will be available for student use on a first come first serve basis. Students who use the classroom may be asked to relocate and empty the room before scheduled library instruction sessions, so please plan accordingly and save your work often. Check out our Tips Spotlight for further information.

Computer Tips for the End of the Semester

1. Save your Documents! When working on Library computers, save your files to either your Z drive or flash drive. Documents in the Saved Documents folder are erased each night or whenever a computer is restarted.

2. Jazz up your final paper with color images and charts. A color printer is available in the Library. The cost is $0.50/page. Alas, your $7.50 of free printing cannot be used towards color printing. Ask your librarian for instructions on how to print in color.

3. Remember that our printers print double sided. To print singled sided, you need to change it manually through the properties feature in the print box.

Free Access to Additional RSC Titles in April

The library subscribes to some of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals online, but we can not afford all of them. However, through the end of this month, the RSC is letting us have access to all their journals from 1997-present. They should all be accessible via the JournaList as of tomorrow, or you can get to them now (from on campus) at http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/fjournalsearch.asp
While we wish we could afford all the RSC titles, at least we can enjoy all the RSC titles back to 1997 while we have access during the month of April.