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sale on July 1st, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first floor of Renne Library.These books are our unneeded gifts and withdrawn items.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.

Annual Retirees’ Tea

Please join the local library retirees for an afternoon get together. All are invited to attend –

Annual Retirees’ Tea

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2:30~4:30 p.m.

Burton K. Wheeler Reading Room, Special Collections

Enjoy refreshments and mingle with friends.

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.


MSU Libraries cordially invites all reunion class participants and guests to attend a

Reception in Renne Library
Friday, May 9th, 1:30-2:30pm
2nd floor – Special Collections

Refreshments will be served.

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.

Spring Open House & Post Flood Celebration

Please Join Us for the MSU Library Spring Open House & Post Flood Celebration!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 5:30~8:30 PM at the Montana State University Libraries, Heathcote Court

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine, and join us for tours of the Library!

  • Explore new and emerging technologies.
  • Learn about the flood recovery efforts.
  • Discover what the Library has to offer you!

Free and open to the public. Free parking after 6 PM in the SB parking lots. Pay parking also available. For more information, please call Sara Terry at 994-6857.

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!

Grantwriting Resources at MSU

“Grantwriting Resources at MSU” will be presented on Wednesday, April 30, 1-2pm in the Renne Library Heathcote Classroom (basement of Renne Library). In this session, MSU Foundation Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Traci Weller and James Thull, Special Collections/Reference Librarian, will go over the basics of grant writing at MSU, including how to start the process, who can write a grant (you can!) and where to find and how to use the grant related resources available at MSU. This event is free and open to the entire campus. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Doralyn Rossmann ( or 994-6549) by Tuesday, April 29 at Noon.

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.