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The John Grisham Room

The John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed exhibit, presentation, and conference suite where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator (1983-1990), and MSU alumnus John Grisham.


75 (seated), 150 (standing); 12 (conference room)


Open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.


Mitchell Memorial Library, 3rd Floor Map

  • Projector, laptop, and screen setup capabilities
  • Podium, tables and chairs for lecture functions


These policies apply to all rooms.

  • All requests must be submitted by 12:00 noon the business day before you would like to reserve the room. A business day is Monday to Friday, except for University holidays.
  • Rooms are available for reservation by MSU faculty, staff, or students during Library hours (including nights and weekends) on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The person responsible for reserving the room must sign in prior to using the room and MUST sign out when use has been completed.
  • If you no longer need a space you have reserved, please cancel so that others can use it.
  • Failure to follow the Libraries' policies and take care of the rooms could result in a patron's privileges being suspended.


Seminars, receptions, lectures, and other functions related to teaching, research, and service can be scheduled in the Grisham Room. The Grisham Room can accommodate 75 people for a seated function and 150 for a standing function. The room comes with projector, laptop and screen setup capabilities. A podium, tables and chairs are also available for lecture functions. Setup for The Grisham Room is restricted to only a couple of options. A setup fee may be imposed. A conference room located inside the John Grisham Room provides seating for 12.

The John Grisham Room is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Date and Time

If Library faculty assistance is needed, we request the courtesy of at least one week's notice prior to the desired date.

Please enter the date, starting time, and ending time you prefer for your session.

We make every effort to accommodate your preferred date. In the event that the room is not available on your preferred date, please provide an alternate date and time.

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