The James E. Walker Library supports the academic needs of students by providing library materials, technology and services in an environment that is conducive to studying, research, and other scholarly activity, including collaborative work among students.
Code of Conduct and Consequences
All library users are expected to adhere to all university policies including the Student Code of Conduct (https://www.mtsu.edu/student-conduct/) and the True Blue Pledge (https://www.mtsu.edu/trueblue/pledge.php) as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The following behaviors are not what is expected of MTSU students and will not be tolerated under any conditions:
Failure to comply with any part of this library policy may result in a request to leave the building, campus disciplinary action, and/or legal prosecution. MTSU campus police may be called at the discretion of the Walker Library administrative staff.
To help maintain this learning environment, please observe the following:
Food, Drink, and Tobacco
In response to student requests, the Library has designated the third and fourth floors as Quiet Zones.
Quiet Zone Policies
What to Do if a Quiet Zone is Too Noisy
Questions about Library Quiet Zones may be directed to the Service Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).
Purpose and Scope: This policy describes the study room reservation process.
Policy Statement: The Library provides study rooms for current MTSU students, faculty, and staff to reserve.
Graduate Student Study Room Procedures
All Library policies and procedures must be adhered to while using study rooms.
Related Policies: Presentation Practice Room Reservation Policy, Graduate Research Carrels Policy
Responsible Unit: Service Desk/Library Administrative Office
Date: June 26, 2013
March 11, 2022
Questions about study reservations may be directed to the Service Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).
The Presentation Practice Room allows students to practice and record presentations. The purpose of this space is for practicing and refining presentations for classes, seminars, conference presentations, thesis defense, etc. The room is not intended to be used to actually host seminars. Make a Reservation.
Available for 1 or 2 hour reservations per day (no renewals)
Room Use Policies and Guidelines:
AVAILABLE PRESENTATION PRACTICE ROOM EQUIPMENT
Check out from MakerSpace:
Presentation Room Equipment Fines and Costs Policy:
Technical Support – Call 615-904-8526 for support:
Revisions: September 2021
Goals of the Exhibit Program
Requesting Library Exhibit Space
Available Exhibit Spaces
Books and other items held in Special Collections can be fragile, old, unique, and often of considerable monetary value. They require careful handling as well as a stable and secure environment. Please observe these rules when using Special Collections:
The Buchanan Family Reading Room, located on the library's fourth floor (Room 448), is a study lounge for Honors College students. Honors College students have access to the room by swiping their MTSU ID card.
Each student should swipe their card each time they enter the room. Do not grant access to non-Honors College students. Do not prop the door open to give free access to anyone. Students who do not swipe their card may be asked by Library staff to verify their status as Honors College students. Non-Honors College students will be asked to leave the room.
Much of the furniture and important family items in the Buchanan Room are antique and must be treated with care. If items in the room are damaged, the student responsible for the damage may also be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.
The Buchanan Room is in a quiet zone. Quiet zone policies are:
Purpose: To ensure that the Walker Library bulletin boards remain viable opportunities for patrons to post announcements, flyers, and/or notices.
Walker Library Vestibule Bulletin Board
Walker Library Building AND 1st Floor Lounge Bulletin Board