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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.


 Renne Library

Handicapped accessible

Upcoming events in the Renne Library

Excel: Basics (Level I)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Learn the basics of Excel, with an eye toward troubleshooting common problems. Topics to cover: general spreadsheet formatting, data formatting (%, $, etc.), using formulas and functions, referencing cells in formulas, inserting and formatting charts, and printing. Registration is recommended┬ábut not...   View Details

Zotero Citation Workshop
Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come learn how to use┬áZotero, a powerful tool that helps you collect, organize, cite and share research.   View Details

EndNote Basics
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

EndNote, one of the most-used reference managers, is now available free for MSU users. Attend this workshop to see how EndNote X7 makes formatting citations and managing bibliographies easy! Learn to search, import records, add notes, find articles, manage PDFs,...   View Details

Excel Beyond the Basics (Level II)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Learn more advanced functions of Excel.   View Details

EndNote Advanced
Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Already using EndNote and have some questions? Want to learn more about advanced EndNote features? Bring your questions about EndNote, EndNote Online, citations, using Cite-While-You-Write in Word, sharing libraries, or any related queries to this open workshop. See our EndNote...   View Details