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See a guide to using the library for teaching, classwork, and research during the coronavirus outbreak:

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Library Resources During the Coronavirus Crisis

How to use your library during the COVID-19 crisis.


Mississippi State University Libraries is here to support your teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read on to learn:

  • How to get the books and other physical library materials you need without needing to travel to the library
  • How to access databases, e-journals, and other digital resources remotely
  • How we can help you provide online instruction to your students
  • Which services we offer (and which services we can't) while "social distancing" is encouraged

Current status and alerts



The MSU Libraries (including Mitchell Memorial Library, the Bob and Kathy Luke Library, the College of Veterinary Medicine Library, the Jackson Design Center Library, and the Phil Hardin Foundation Libraries at MSU-Meridian) are currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our faculty and staff are working remotely to assist our faculty, staff, and students with their library service and information resource needs.

A note from University Libraries administration

The Mississippi State University Libraries provide services, resources and collections that can assist faculty as they transition courses online as a result of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure that our services and collections are available to our students and faculty and want to call some of these to your attention as you make this transition.

Regarding our facilities, we have been working hard to ensure all surfaces and equipment have been thoroughly cleaned, and we are providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes at the service desks and throughout the Libraries. We will continue to clean surfaces as we move forward. We hope these small efforts will assist in maintaining a safe and clean environment.

This site outlines some of the services that faculty and students that can assist during this unprecedented time. We hope you will utilize our online chat service, email reference, and consultation services. These services will allow students and faculty to communicate more easily with faculty and students. We can assist you by providing scanning services, sending articles available in our print or electronic collections through our ILL system, and mailing books to students. Library faculty and staff can assist in moving courses online, including providing Canvas and WebEx assistance, identifying online resources for your students, and conducting library workshops online.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our library faculty and staff if you need assistance.

Frances Coleman, Dean of Libraries

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