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Find the Library's Materials

How to find...

Digital Items

  1. Search the Library catalog to find links to ebooks and other digital items.
  2. Use the Full Text links in the Library databases to access PDF and HTML versions of articles, streaming video and music, and other digital items.
  3. Use the Find It button in a Library database to search for the item in another database.

Physical Items

  1. Use the Library catalog to find the location information for an item.
  2. Use the Collections page to find the location of the item in the Library building.
  3. Check out the item at the Circulation Desk (review Circulation Policies).


Equipment may be checked out by MSU students, faculty and staff with a valid MSU ID. The Library also offers some items for sale at the Circulation Desk.

Course Reserves

Some faculty choose to place course-related material on reserve for students in their classes. Course Reserves are available both physically at the Circulation Desk and online. To find out what items are on reserve for a course, search the Library catalog by course title or instructor. For more information, visit the Course Reserves tab on the Circulation Policies page. 

Course Guides

Research guides can be located from the library homepage, and then clicking on Research Guides. You can search for a topic, look for a course or class guide, or browse all guides.