Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call ahead and make sure we are not closed due to a special event.
Closings and Special Occasions
December 7th - BOR Meeting (Board of Regents); Limited access throughout the building
December 17th thru January 1st - Closed for Winter Break
January 14th, 2019 - Spring semester begins
January 21st - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr day
March 1st - Board of Regents Meeting; Limited access throughout the building
March 20th - 22nd - Closed for Spring Break
May 27th - Closed for Memorial Day
Our newspapers on microfilm have been sent out to be digitized.
If you are looking for a local paper on microfilm, I would suggest checking
with the Graves County Public Library or the McCracken County Public Library.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Special Collections Department was established in 1968 to serve the needs of its patrons by acquiring and providing access to information about the cultural history of the Jackson Purchase area of southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. Published and printed regional and county histories, manuscript materials, oral histories and other significantly unique items that support the curriculum of Murray State University are acquired and made available for use by students and researchers.
The Archives Department at Murray State University was also established in 1968 to act as the repository for the official and unofficial records that document the history of the university. The Archives serves as the institutional memory of the university and as custodian of the university's historic legacy. The primary objective of the Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve, and make available university records and related materials of permanent historical value. The Archives also aims to support research, teaching, and public awareness of the rich heritage of Murray State University for students and researchers.
Visitor and guest parking permits are free. Visitor parking permits can be requested at https://murraystate.nupark.com/portal. If you have any questions please contact the Parking Office at 270-809-4812 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple violations with no attempt to obtain a visitor permit may result in visitor citations being sent for collection or vehicle being booted/towed at owner's expense.
Photography in Pogue:
Thank you for your interest in our beautiful Pogue Library building! Pogue Library's primary role is to serve students, faculty, and the community in their research needs. We understand that our facility is beautiful both inside and out, and makes a great backdrop for special occasion photos. We ask that if you are interested in scheduling photos to be taken in Pogue that you comply with the following:
--All photos inside the facility must be taken during working hours. We are not staffed to open up evenings or weekends for photography.
--Please let us know in advance. We will put up signage indicating your plans so that students won't commit to a space that might be used for your photographs.
--Please know that research is our first priority. We will do what we can to help you make your photographs beautiful without interrupting our daily tasks.
--Please refrain from taking photographs of copyrighted images (portraits or other signage) or MSU emblems (such as the shield).
--Due to the gift agreement, photography in the Pogue War & Diplomacy Room is strictly prohibited.