The MSU Library houses an immense collection of resources. Thanks to the support from all of our Friends, fantastic programs such as these have been provided to help our students gain access to knowledge in new and diverse ways!

Acoustic Atlas

Part of the MSU Digital Library Collection, Acoustic Atlas collects the sounds of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, along with habitats and species from throughout the Western United States.


MSU Library Special Collections and Archive

The Special Collections of the MSU Library is the location for finding comprehensive information on select subject areas such as Montana history, Native Americans, and Yellowstone National Park.


Ivan Doig Archive

The digital collection of the Ivan Doig Archive contains original manuscripts representing Ivan Doig’s sixteen novels as well as ideas for unwritten books, hundreds of note cards used by Doig to organize ideas, research collected by Doig over the course of his career, pocket notebooks, letters, greeting cards, and postcards, original interviews, thousands of photographs – many of which were taken by Carol Doig, historical family documents including marriage certificates, land deeds, and medical records that document the author’s battle with multiple myeloma.


MSU Library Workshops

Learn about MSU Library workshops, resources, and events.




ScholarWorks is an open access repository for the capture of the intellectual work of MSU in support of its teaching, research and service missions. MSU ScholarWorks is a central point of discovery for accessing, collecting, sharing, preserving, and distributing knowledge to the Montana State University community and the world.


MSU Library Faculty Publications

This links you directly to a list of publications within the ScholarWorks repository written by MSU Library faculty.



What is TRAILS? Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services is a new, statewide consortium of Montana’s academic libraries, including all twenty-four of the public, private, tribal, community college, and university institutions. This consortium allows Montana libraries to purchase resources collectively to gain buying power.