James Herbert White Library

Library News: COVID-19 update

As of June 1, 2020, The James H. White Library is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays. We are requiring that all library users comply with our social distancing policies and wear face masks when using the library.

You may also use the following for library  research assistance https://libguides.mvsu.edu, http://www.mvsu.edu/library/online-resources, or text 862-621-2454, email jhwhitelibrary@mvsu.edu, or click on the Ask Us button below

Mantra Henderson, Director of Library Services


Welcome to the James H. White Library

The library is named in honor of Mississippi Valley State University’s founding father and first president, Dr. James Herbert White.

The mission of the James H. White Library is to enhance access, collect, organize and maintain a 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.

The library has as its goals the following:

  • To collect and provide access to 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


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Please continue to follow MVSU News and the library’s webpage for further updates as to new and exciting events from the James H. White Library. If additional information or clarification is needed, please contact us via email at jhwhitelibrary@mvsu.edu or text 862.621.2454.

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