James E. Walker Library

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James E. Walker Library
Northwest corner of the Walker Library at MTSU.jpg
The library seen from the northwest corner
Country United States
Type Academic
Established 1999
Location Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°50′48″N 86°21′50″W / 35.84658°N 86.36397°W / 35.84658; -86.36397Coordinates: 35°50′48″N 86°21′50″W / 35.84658°N 86.36397°W / 35.84658; -86.36397
Collection
Size 1,000,000+
Access and use
Access requirements Public
Population served 30,000 on campus + surrounding community
Other information
Director Bonnie Allen
Website library.mtsu.edu

The James E. Walker Library is the campus library of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Opened in 1999 under university president James E. Walker, it replaced an older library in Todd Hall, now home to the Art Department. A four-story, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) building, the MTSU library contains over 1,000,000 volumes and more than 33,000 periodicals.[1]

Construction on the James E. Walker Library started on the 85th anniversary of the university's founding, September 11, 1996. The old Todd Library, which had been expanded to a capacity of 225,000, held almost three times that many when the new library opened.[2]

Library departments[edit]

The James E. Walker Library houses offerings in 23 distinct departments, including:[3]

  • Acquisitions
  • Administration
  • Cataloging
  • Circulation
  • Collection Development
  • Collection Management Department
  • Curriculum Collection
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Digital Media Studio
  • Distance Education
  • Electronic Resources
  • Government Documents
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Microtext
  • Periodicals
  • Reference and Instruction
  • Reserves
  • Serials
  • Service Desk
  • Special Collections
  • Technology Services
  • User Services Department
  • Web Services

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Library Statistics". MTSU.edu. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of the Library". MTSU.edu. Archived from the original on July 8, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2008. 
  3. ^ "About the Library". MTSU.edu. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 

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