Digital Scholarship Lab – @ the MSU Libraries

Digital Scholarship Lab

COVID-19 Updates


The Digital Scholarship Lab will have modified operations for Fall Semester 2020 and will limit in-person interaction in the space. The computer lab, the 360, and the Digitization Room will each be available by appointment only. Please refer to our appointments page if you’d like to learn more.

We are excited to continue to work with classes remotely to support online use of transformative technologies. Data Analysis and Representation, Digital Storytelling and Digital Collections, and Immersive Visualization are our areas of focus, and each have different online options available for instructors. Please refer to our teaching and learning page for more information.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please feel free to email us at or request a consultation.

Digital Scholarship Lab

An inclusive, interdisciplinary space for technology & collaboration

Fall 2020 Hours and Services

The library remains closed to the public at this time.

At this time, Library hours for the Fall 2020 semester are subject to change. Please check the Main Library's website for the most up-to-date information and holiday hours (

We anticipate that when the Library fully reopens, the Digital Scholarship Lab may be open on a limited basis, and will provide more information here as it becomes available.

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.