If you need help using any of our libraries or services, please Ask a Librarian.
Services and resources
Any MSU Libraries public service desk can retrieve materials for you. Call ahead to make sure the items you need are available, or place a hold on them in the online catalog; we will notify you when we have the materials ready at the desk.
Check out fiction and nonfiction titles on CD from the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center.
Renew items by phone [(662] 325-7678)], TTY [(662) 325-8183], or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Copies and enlargements
Bring your materials to the Access and Information Desk, or ask us to retrieve them for you, and we will make copies at self-service rates. Get your copies enlarged to ledger-size for no extra charge. Request services in person at the desk; via ILLiad; by phone [(662] 325-7678)]; or by TTY [(662) 325-8183]. Copyright laws apply.
Archives and Special Collections items:
Archives and Special Collections personnel provide full-service copying for all users due to the nature of the materials. Rates vary depending on the material, and copyright laws apply. Request services in person at the Archives and Special Collections desk; online; or by phone [(662) 325-7679].
The following adaptive equipment is available:
Zoom Text (screen enlargement)
Available in the Computer Commons lab.
Selected carrels throughout Mitchell Memorial Library have been adjusted to accommodate taller electric wheelchairs. There is also an adjustable desk inside the ELI/Giles classrooms.
Scan Stations are available at Access and Information and the Old Main Academic Center. These stations have accessibility functions built in (including screen readers, high contrast, and document feeders). The MaxxSouth Digital Media Center also has a flatbed scanner.
Available for overnight checkout at the Digital Media Center.
Use the Scan Stations at Access and Information and the Old Main Academic Center to make enlarged copies.
Research and instruction services
MSU students, faculty, and other community members with disabilities, as well as their readers and attendants, can get help with using library resources.
- For instruction on how to use indexes/databases or any other reference tools, or to learn research strategies, request a consultation with Research, Instruction and Outreach.
- For instruction on how to use the Libraries' computer and media resources, including scanners and optical character recognition, call the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center at (662) 325-7676.
Mitchell Memorial Library
In the Fall of 2022, the University implemented new gates that prevent the public from driving down Hardy Road which is behind Mitchell Memorial Library. Accessible parking is still available for on-campus visitors behind the Longest Health Center, 0.2 miles from the Library. We suggest one of the following options:
- Obtain a parking pass online by visiting myparking.msstate.edu.
- Use the new ParkMobile application to purchase a parking pass.
- After registering, select your parking zone and pay for parking remotely.
- Receive text message alerts or expiration reminders, or extend your parking time.
- Parking options include daily permits for zone 3045 and timed/metered areas in zones 3041, 3042, and 3043. Look for parking lots with the ParkMobile sign to determine which zone you are parking in. See the ParkMobile zone map.
- Use one of the following metered parking areas (see parking map) and walk or take SMART's MSU Central route to Mitchell Memorial Library (see a route map).
- Metered parking lot located next to the Roberts Building on East Lee Blvd.
- Parking garage at the Old Main Academic Center
- Metered parking lot at Barnes & Noble
Be sure to study our parking map to familiarize yourself with MSU campus parking before your visit.
Both the Hardy Rd. and Drill Field entrances are accessible and equipped with automatic doors.
Our illustrated floorplans can help you find restrooms, offices, computers, drinking fountains, entrances and exits, and more. We also offer video, audio, and guided tours.
All restrooms and elevators are accessible.
The elevators in the older part of the Library only access floors 1-3; all others access all floors.
Study rooms are available for quiet study or reading aloud.
Network connections for laptop computers are available throughout the library.
Old Main Academic Center
The Parking Garage has 148 hourly parking spaces - $3 for the first hour, $1 for every additional hour, daily max of $15. The pay machines are in the exit lanes and only accept credit and debit cards - no cash or coins. For more parking information, see Parking and Transit Services.
Our illustrated floorplans can help you find restrooms, computers, study rooms, classrooms, drinking fountains, entrances and exits, and more.
We strive to meet or exceed web accessibility standards as directed by University policy OP 01.13.
Beginning in August 2019, all new content will meet or exceed WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
Content published prior to August 2019 is considered "legacy content," and is remediated, archived, or removed as part of an ongoing project by MSU Libraries' Digital Initiatives and Web Services team. Users may request accessible versions of this content at any time via our Web Technologies Service Desk or by emailing email@example.com.
Digital archival content
Content published as part of Digital Collections or Scholars Junction is considered "digital archival content." These materials – digital documents, images, audio, and video – may not meet accessibility standards, but MSU Libraries will provide accessible versions by request. As of August 2019, new additions to both sites are made accessible whenever possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://ask.library.msstate.edu/dpau to request accessible versions of digital archival content.