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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

Software Studio: Presentation Tools
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Prezi and PowerPoint and Publisher...oh my! If you have a presentation looming, stop by this month's Software Studio for tips and tricks for navigating the wide world of presentation options. We will cover multiple choices of software for creating a...   View Details

Zotero Citation Workshop
Monday, February 15, 2016, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Alerts: Finding New Research Workshop
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Learn how to set-up and manage alerts to get notifications of new research based on new matches for subject terms, a new issue of a favorite journal, and new citations to key research articles. Many alert options are available from...   View Details

Excel Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn more advanced functions of Excel.   View Details

Software Studio: Tech Checkout Sandbox
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Did you know that your library has a smorgasbord of fun tech items for checkout? This Software Studio will focus on some of our most popular items: GoPros, iPads, video cameras, and voice recorders. We will guide you through some...   View Details