To meet social distancing guidelines and best practices, University Libraries have implemented the following changes this semester:
Additionally, you will notice the following changes to library services:
You can locate information about the Library's hours here.
No, due to health concerns, University Libraries is requesting that visitors do not eat in the library until further notice.
No. Waterfield Library is not currently checking out laptops for the semester. Depending upon availability, Students will be allowed to check out a laptop for a 7-day checkout period with one renewal.
Books and media materials may be checked out from the library under normal library policies.
Due to sanitation concerns, Waterfield Library will not be lending any board games.
Students and faculty can return items to any of the book drop locations or to the circulation desk.
Laptops should be returned to the circulation desk.
Murray State's electronic resources are available 24/7 to all students, faculty, and staff whether you are on or off-campus.
Your user id and network password will grant you access to our databases, electronic journals, streaming films, and ebook collections.
You can use Zoom with headphones in the library in any of the public spaces except for the Quiet Floor (upper level). Remember, you must still wear your mask when you are zooming in the library.
The writing center is accepting online appointments only. Students may schedule appointments from their webpage.
Research and Instruction Librarians are available online to assist you with questions that you may have about using our resources or ways to find the best resources on a topic. Call, Text, or E-mail for assistance.
No, library staff will not be holding any tours for the fall semester. A virtual tour has been created and is available here.
University Libraries will begin accepting physical item request starting on August 4, 2020. Our ability to fulfill physical requests will be limited for the foreseeable future. Due to COVID-19, many libraries are still not lending physical items.
Electronic document delivery will proceed as normal.
Due to copyright restrictions only small portions of print materials can be copied. If you need assistance with a title please contact the library directly.
Library Instruction will be virtual for the fall semester. Instructors may request a Zoom tutorial session or Racer Library tutorials are available to integrate into your Canvas Course through the Canvas Commons. If you would like a specialized library tutorial for your course, please contact your department's library liaison.