The library’s physical location is currently closed to the public but library staff are available to assist you virtually and many of the library collections are available through the library's databases.
If you need a physical item from the library's collection, contact the library and we can make arrangements on how best to get you the materials you need.
To contact a librarian, use the Ask a Librarian chat below which will be available from 8AM to 8PM Monday through Friday. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with an expectation of receiving a reply within 1 hour during the regular work day.
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Search the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library Catalog or all North Dakota libraries.
MSU Learning Commons at the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library
The library building contains more than the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library. Other campus entities have their offices within the library, including:
- Education and Innovation Center
- Information Technology Services
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Writing Center
See also our Library Media and Information Science Program
This minor allows teachers to obtain a library credential and become a school librarian.
The library is currently closed to the public. Below are the normal hours of operation.
Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00PM
Library Phone Number:
Online Resources provided by the Library
Director of Library Services
Kelly Kornkven, 701-788-4816
Assistant Director & Technical Services
Aubrey Madler, 701-788-4814
Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan, & Circulation
Shannon Hofer, 701-788-4815
Patrons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Computing policy: Students, faculty and staff of Mayville State University have priority in using the public access computers at the library.
Those who violate the computer policies of either the North Dakota University System or Mayville State University, or who, in the judgment of the library staff, use the library's computer inappropriately will forfeit the right to use any computer in the library.
Click here for the computing policy of the North Dakota University System.