Maintenance project impacts MSU Libraries Special Collections' services

Mississippi State’s Mitchell Memorial Library’s third-floor Archives and Special Collections offices and Reading Room will close Thursday [June 23] and remain shuttered indefinitely as workers complete an air-conditioner replacement project.

During this closure, university researchers may meet with ASC faculty and staff and access materials in the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Reading Room, located on the building’s fourth floor. On-campus and community patrons must contact the department for an appointment and request materials at least two full business days in advance of their proposed visit.

Materials requested from the collections in University Archives, Manuscripts, Rare Books and Mississippiana will be pulled daily between 8 and 10 a.m. Requests for materials received after 10 a.m. will be pulled the next business day.

ASC will limit the intake of donations of new materials during this time. Those who have historical materials to donate that need to be considered on an urgent basis, please contact ASC with your name, contact information and a description of the collection.

For more information about ASC’s services during this closure, email

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 1:57 pm