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As part of MTSU's second phase of campus reopening, on Tuesday 14 July 2020, the James E. Walker Library will reopen to MTSU students, faculty, and staff.

Social distancing and safety measures will be in place with limited services and reduced summer hours. Walker Library now has a live occupancy counter available. The occupancy rate is based on our social distance configuration. You can use the counter to learn how many people are in the library and help inform your decision on when to visit the library.

For more information about MTSU's reopening plans and COVID-19 related updates please visit the MTSU Response to Coronavirus page.

Summer Hours

Library Hours for July 14 - August 9

Monday - Friday: 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Library Hours for August 10 - August 21

Monday - Friday: 8:00-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

What to Expect at the Library

New Protocols

Must show current MTSU ID to enter and use the Walker Library.

Wearing a cloth face mask or face covering is mandatory in the library.

No group study or activity is allowed.

Open Library Spaces

  • 1st floor study areas, tables, chairs, and PCs are available for use.
    • Furniture has been rearranged to allow one person per table and limit the number of people in one area.
    • Every other computer on the 1st floor is available.
  • 2nd floor Mac lab is open, and every other computer is available as are some scanners.
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor bookstacks are open.
  • Listening & Viewing Center by appointment only.
  • Special Collections by appointment only.

Closed Library Spaces

  • 2nd floor computers
  • 3rd floor computers
  • 3rd floor individual study areas
  • 3rd floor group study areas
  • 3rd floor quiet zones
  • 4th floor computers
  • 4th floor individual study areas
  • 4th floor group study areas
  • 4th floor quiet zones

Continued Library Services

You may come into the library to access our physical collection and check materials or continue to use our convenient Pull & Hold service.

We are still supporting remote teaching, learning, and scholarship. Visit our Remote Services page to learn more.

Learn more about using Zoom in the library to attend a remote class.

Ask Us! virtual reference chat is available for all reference questions.

Virtual Reference Hours

Monday – Friday:  8:00-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00-2:00 pm
Sunday:  2:00-5:00 pm