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we are here for you, wherever you are

Welcome - we're so glad you're here!
Your librarians are available to help in person, via phone, chat, text, or zoom. Check our hours page for building, phone, chat, and text hours.

We are prioritizing some of our most in-demand library services, including quiet study space, collaborative study areas, contactless book pick-up for OhioLINK and other library materials, and continued support for remote teaching and learning.

What's new?
MSL Buzz, the Library's blog is the easiest way to be the first to hear our news & updates about new resources, upcoming Library events, system alerts, emergency closings, job postings and more. Visit - or better yet, subscribe!
@theLibrary, the Library's occasional newsletter, features more detailed updates from our staff about projects including our Affordable Learning and Engaged Scholoarship initiatives, survey results, new resources and future plans. See the list below for our newsletter archives.


  • Beginning this semester, access to the Library is limited to currently-enrolled CSU students, faculty and staff. Your Viking Card is required for swipe card access.
  • New health & safety /distancing protocols are in place campus-wide. We encourage you to review and observe them to prevent spread of the virus. For the duration of indoor mask mandates on campus, no eating or drinking is permitted in the library.
  • Contactless Book Pick-up is still available Request local or OhioLINK books online through the Scholar catalog and pick them up whenever the Rhodes Tower lobby is open - even when the library is closed. For more information, visit Borrowing Books & Other Materials.

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