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Welcome to the James H. White Library libguides page. These guides are designed to assist students of Mississippi Valley State University in their research endeavors as well as acquainting them with the library's collections and services.
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly MVSU librarians and reference assistants. Know what we know - find it in LibGuides!


Library Information

Official Name:            Mississippi Valley State University - James Herbert White Library

Mission:                       The mission of the James H. White Library is to enhance access, collect, organize and maintain a scholarly print and non print collection that supports the university’s mission of research, teaching and learning, and service through the development of collections, access services and effective delivery of services.

Goals:                          The library has as its goals the following:

·         To collect and provide access to scholarly print and non print research materials

·         To provide instruction in the use of traditional library collections and new technological information resources through an innovative user access education program

·         To provide optimal efficient delivery of service




      Library News

      Library services now operate from the James H. White Library. Yes, we have finally returned home. The Director of Library Services encourages all library patrons to stop by the library and let us assist you with your library needs or just to visit the newly renovated building. Also, do not hesitate to contact us via Virtual Reference  found on the library’s webpage under “Do you Need Help? Ask a Librarian” and we will respond to your question online or via email.  





      Library Hours of Operation

      Regular Hours of Operation

      Monday - Thursday               

      7:30am - 10:00pm


       7:30am - 7:00pm


      10:00am - 4:00pm


       2:00pm - 10:00pm

      Contact Information

      Director's Office   662-254-3494

      Circulation       662-254-3500

      Reference   662-254-3496