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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

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Upcoming events in Renne Library

Boom-town Bust-town
Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 10:30am to 11:45am

Classroom instruction on archival arrangement for S. Cowen's Boom-town Bust-town course.   View Details

EndNote Advanced
Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The library will host a training in advanced EndNote in the Renne Library's Innovative Learning Studio. Registration is recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.   View Details

Excel Beyond the Basics (Level II)
Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Learn more advanced functions of Excel.   View Details

Grad Student ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations) Workshop
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Graduate students: Join a discussion with the MSU Library and The Graduate School to learn about how your research is archived at the Library and other library data services!   View Details