Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call ahead to make sure we are not closed due to a special event. Thank you!
Closings and Special Occasions
Due to the COVID-19 Pogue Special Collections & Archives will be closed to the public until further notice. We will still be available via phone and email during regular business hours;
firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-809-6148
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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: