James Herbert White Library

Library News: COVID-19 update (8/16/2021)

As of August 16, 2021, the library will provide library services to MVSU faculty, staff, and students in-person based upon our daily hours of operation. If you chose to use the library in-person, you must always wear a face mask. Additionally, we still practicing social distancing in certain areas in the building

Intersession Hours of Operation (December 1, 2021 - December 22, 2021) 

Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00am - 5pm 

Fridays:  8:00am - 4pm  

Saturdays: CLOSED

Sundays: CLOSED 

Remote access to the library is as follows:

For library assistance https://libguides.mvsu.eduhttp://www.mvsu.edu/libraryhttps://libanswers.mvsu.edu or text 862-621-2454 or email jhwhitelibrary@mvsu.edu)

Regarding our facilities, we have been working hard to ensure all surfaces and equipment have been thoroughly cleaned, and we are still providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes at the service desks and throughout the Library. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our librarians and library staff if you need assistance. The status of library services is subject to change pending: University protocol, health, and safety guidelines. 

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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