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Library Services

Services for Alumni and Visitors

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us." -Thomas Carlyle

You may not be taking classes, but you still have information needs. Whether you seek to further your career, learn more about a hobby, or help your child with homework, the James E. Walker Library at MTSU has the resources to help.

Borrowing Privileges

MTSU Alumni and community borrowers are eligible to borrow Walker Library materials by presenting an MTSU ID, a valid Tennessee Driver's License, or a valid Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Public Safety. Community borrowers will be issued a Community Borrower's card and may borrow up to 2 items at a time. MTSU Alumni may borrow up to 10 items at a time. See Borrowing Policies regarding alumni or community borrowers for more information on obtaining a borrower's card.

Computer Use and Printing

Guests, including Alumni, may obtain a guest login for computer use at the Service Desk on the 1st floor of the library. A printer/copier kiosk is located near Technology Services on the 1st floor. Black and white copies/prints are $.10 each, and color is $.40. Get help at the Technology Services desk after obtaining your login at the Service Desk.

Electronic Resources

Unrestricted in-house use of all library databases. Free off-campus access to the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Reference Assistance

Receive academic and personal research assistance from librarians. Call or visit the reference desk, chat with or email a librarian by using the E-mail a Librarian form.

Visitor Parking

Free parking and shuttle service is available to visitors in the Rutherford Lot off Rutherford Blvd and requires no permit. The Raider Xpress shuttle serves the MTSU campus and comes to the Rutherford Lot at regular intervals. Parking in other lots requires a paid permit. More information can be found at Parking Permits.

Library Giving Opportunities

As an alumnus who has benefited from an MTSU education, you can now help to strengthen the educational opportunity for a current student.

For information on other ways you can support library resources for student excellence, see the Walker Library Support page or call the library at (615) 898-2772.

Directions to the Library


The James E. Walker Library is located on the south central side of campus near the intersection of Alumni Drive and Womack Lane.

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