Mississippi State University Libraries is committed to making our facilities, services, resources, and websites accessible to all users.
If you need help using any of our libraries or services, please Ask a Librarian.
Services and resources
Any MSU Libraries public service desk can retrieve materials for you. Call ahead to make sure the items you need are available, or place a hold on them in the online catalog; we will notify you when we have the materials ready at the desk.
Check out fiction and nonfiction titles on cassette or CD from the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center.
Renew items by phone [(662] 325-7678)], TTY [(662) 325-8183], or email (email@example.com).
Copies and enlargements
Bring your materials to the Access Services Desk, or ask us to retrieve them for you, and we will make copies at self-service rates. Get your copies enlarged to ledger-size for no extra charge. Request services in person at the desk; via ILLiad; by phone [(662] 325-7678)]; or by TTY [(662) 325-8183]. Copyright laws apply.
Special Collections items:
Special Collections personnel provide full-service copying for all users due to the nature of the materials. Rates vary depending on the material, and copyright laws apply. Request services in person at the Special Collections desk; online; or by phone [(662) 325-7679].
The following adaptive equipment is available:
Zoom Text (screen enlargement)
Available on one computer in the Reference Lab and two computers in the Digital Media Center Lab.
CCTV (text enlargement)
Available in the Research Services Department.
JAWS (screen reader, for scanning and creating documents to be read by text reading software)
Available on two computers in the Reference Lab and two computers in the Digital Media Center Lab.
Carrels in the Research Services and Computer Commons labs have been adjusted to accommodate taller electric wheelchairs. There is also an adjustable desk inside the ELI/Giles classrooms.
Scan Stations are available at Access Services, Research Services, and the Old Main Academic Center. These stations have accessibility functions built in (including screen readers and high contrast). The MaxxSouth Digital Media Center also has flatbed scanners, many of which have document feeders.
Available for overnight checkout at the Digital Media Center.
Use the Scan Stations at Access Services, Research Services, and the Old Main Academic Center to make enlarged copies.
Research and instruction services
MSU students, faculty, and other community members with disabilities, as well as their readers and attendants, can get help with using library resources.
- For instruction on how to use indexes/databases or any other reference tools, or to learn research strategies, request a consultation with Research Services.
- For instruction on how to use the Libraries' computer and media resources, including scanners and optical character recognition, call the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center at (662) 325-7676.
Mitchell Memorial Library
On the East (Hardy Rd.) side of the library, there are more than 12 parking spaces designated for people with disabilities, including several that are van-accessible. On the West side, limited parking is available near the Swalm building, at the loading docks. These spaces do not include van lift access. Check the MSU parking map for more details.
Both the Hardy Rd. and Drill Field entrances are accessible and equipped with automatic doors.
Our illustrated floorplans can help you find restrooms, offices, computers, drinking fountains, entrances and exits, and more. We also offer video, audio, and guided tours.
All restrooms and elevators are accessible.
The elevators in the older part of the Library only access floors 1-3; all others access all floors.
Study rooms are available for quiet study or reading aloud.
Network connections for laptop computers are available throughout the library.
Old Main Academic Center
The Parking Garage has 148 hourly parking spaces - $3 for the first hour, $1 for every additional hour, daily max of $15. The pay machines are in the exit lanes and only accept credit and debit cards - no cash or coins. For more parking information, see Parking and Transit Services.
Our illustrated floorplans can help you find restrooms, computers, study rooms, classrooms, drinking fountains, entrances and exits, and more.
We strive to meet or exceed web accessibility standards as directed by University policy OP 01.13.
Beginning in August 2019, all new content will meet or exceed WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
Content published prior to August 2019 is considered "legacy content," and is remediated, archived, or removed as part of an ongoing project by MSU Libraries' Digital Initiatives and Web Services team. Users may request accessible versions of this content at any time via our Service Desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital archival content
Content published as part of Digital Collections or Scholars Junction is considered "digital archival content." These materials – digital documents, images, audio, and video – may not meet accessibility standards, but MSU Libraries will provide accessible versions by request. As of August 2019, new additions to both sites are made accessible whenever possible. Email email@example.com to request accessible versions of digital archival content.