Digital Scholarship Lab – @ the MSU Libraries

Digital Scholarship Lab

Digital Scholarship Lab

An inclusive, interdisciplinary space for technology & collaboration

Lab Hours

Spring 2020

COVID-19 Update

We will remain open to provide services for those on and off campus and to provide spaces for those who remain on campus. On Saturday, March 14, we will transition to our summer hours; check the Library's hours page for the most current hours listing (

Open VR Hours

COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, Open VR is cancelled effective immediately from Wednesday, 3/11 until Monday, 4/20.

The Digital Scholarship Lab's hours are subject to change. Please check the Main Library's website for the most up-to-date information and holiday hours.

360 Visualization room in the main library
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The Digital Scholarship Lab is about people. Our team works to advance digital scholarship in the Libraries at MSU - find out how to meet and collaborate with them.

Our Values

The Digital Scholarship Lab:

  • Welcomes everyone from any discipline or level of experience;
  • Nurtures interdisciplinarity by serving as a crossroads for collaboration as people from across disciplines meet and learn from one another;
  • Provides professional help and camaraderie for using technology in research and learning (for example: help with software, data management, brainstorming project development);
  • Generates projects through the intersection of people, space, and technology.

Image of an MSU Librarian teaching a class in the Digital Scholarship Lab Classroom



Accessibility is important to the Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). We are committed to improving the accessibility of the DSL and providing accommodations.

Some technology in the DSL may involve changes in lighting, sound, and temperature, which can cause dizziness, motion sickness, nausea, or discomfort. If you experience any discomfort, please leave the area or alert DSL staff.

If you need assistance, accommodations, or have suggestions on how we can make our technology and services more accessible, please contact the MSU Libraries’ accessibility team at or visit the DSL Desk.

Discover the Space

This virtual tour and floor plan of the Main Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab is available to view before visiting.

If this virtual tour is inaccessible to you, please contact to request an in-person tour or a written floor plan description.