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

Paws to de-Stress
Monday, April 25, 2016 to Friday, May 6, 2016

The dogs are back! Come take a break to pet, play and de-stress with certified Therapy Dogs in the MSU Library Commons!Schedule of times:April 25: 11 AM -1 PMApril 26: 2-4 PMApril 27: 6-8 PMApril 28: 1-3 PMApril 29: 9-11 AMMAY 2: 2-4 PM MAY...   View Details

EndNote Basics
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

Zotero Citation Workshop
Friday, May 20, 2016, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

EndNote Advanced
Tuesday, May 24, 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

The MSU Writing Center will be offering face-to-face and online writing support this summer
Monday, May 16, 2016 to Friday, August 5, 2016, from 7:00am to 5:00pm

The MSU Writing Center will be open for both face-to-face and online session this summer. More information and resources for faculty, staff, and students can be found on at montana.edu/writingcenter.   View Details