Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Occasional events in Pogue require us to close. Call ahead or check the calendar on the Genealogy Home page.)
Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
General Rules Governing Use of Archival Collections
Rules Governing Use of Archives
The Archives of the Murray State University are available for research use by students, faculty, and visiting scholars. All users of archival material must complete a registration application form, provide valid photo-identification (institutional ID, driver's license), and sign the register daily. Special permission may be required for access to restricted collections. All material must be used in the Special Collections reading room, in accordance with the general Archives Regulations. Murray State University reserves the right to limit and restrict the usage and amount of material issued to a researcher.
Archival Usage Regulations
Archival Collections are available for research use and are subject to the following rules:
Researchers can locate manuscripts through a variety of finding aids including archives accession sheets, separate indexes, calendars, and inventories to individual collections. Selected collections have also been cataloged into RACERTrac, the Murray State University online catalog. Researchers should consult the archivist for assistance in locating manuscripts.
Murray State University will permit a reasonable amount of photocopying from its archival holdings, but reserves the right to restrict copying from any of its collections and to deny requests for copies. Photocopies are for reference use only and may not be transferred to any other person or institution without specific permission of the Murray State University Special Collections and Archives. A librarian must approve all photocopy requests, which may be submitted on an application to reproduce Archival materials.
Permission to consult or reproduce archival materials does not constitute authorization to publish them. Permission to publish manuscript materials in the Murray State University Special Collections and Archives must be obtained in writing from the archivist. The letter of application should specify the materials to be reproduced and the publication in which they will be used. Permission is granted insofar as the University is the owner of property rights and does not include literary rights, which must be obtained by the researcher or publisher from the author, or the author's heirs, estate, or literary executor.
Other Rules May Apply
Pogue Circulation Policies
General collection books in Pogue are available for circulation. All Waterfield circulation policies, including length of checkout period, apply to Pogue’s book collection. These policies can be found here.
Collections located in Pogue’s Reading and Genealogy Rooms are the only ones eligible to be checked out.
The staff at Pogue reserves the right to withhold any book from circulation based on condition or quality of the item.
Laptop computers are available for checkout by MSU students, faculty, and staff and are for in-library use only.
Community Borrowing Policies. Community members must first get a Community User Card. This card can be obtained at the circulation desks at either Waterfield or Pogue libraries.
Items that may not be borrowed
War and Diplomacy Collection
Jesse Stuart Book Collection
Media items. Including oral histories, microfilm, VHS, DVDs, CDs
Reference Books located in the Lobby