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Conveniently located in the center of campus, the Library supports teaching, learning and research at MSU. Students, faculty, and community members have access to a full range of library collections and services, including computers, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, quiet study areas and the Brewed Awakening coffee shop. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish.

First constructed in 1949, a large addition was built in 1961 to accommodate more than half a million volumes. The name honors MSU’s sixth president, Roland Renne, 1943-64.


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Upcoming events in MSU Library

YOUR Research Smackdown Game of Games
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come test your research skills with a game of games! Participants will get to play multiple games testing different areas of research knowledge in order to win prizes. Bring your friends for more competition.   View Details

Grad Student ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations) Workshop
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

For graduate students: Join a discussion with the MSU Library and The Graduate School to learn about the thesis and dissertation process.   View Details

EndNote - Advanced Features and Customization
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

This workshop begins where the Intro to EndNote workshop concludes. Participants will explore advanced features of the citation management software with specific focus on: sharing Endnote libraries between multiple users, customizing citation styles, and troubleshooting citation output in MS Word. Library...   View Details

EndNote - Advanced Features and Customization
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

This workshop begins where the Intro to EndNote workshop concludes.   View Details

YOUR Library Database Speed Dating
Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come and meet some new databases! Learn about some of the different research databases the library has available.   View Details