About the Libraries


The Missouri State University Libraries, a singular entity, provides information resources, services, and spaces to advance the University’s purpose to develop educated persons. Infused by MSU’s statewide mission in public affairs and our commitment to inclusive excellence, we provide fundamental support for teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activities, and service. We meet information needs of the university community, the Springfield metropolitan area, the Ozarks, the State of Missouri, and diverse social, cultural, and scholarly communities across the nation and the world.

Inclusive Excellence

The Missouri State University Libraries welcomes all members of our communities and is committed to ensure open and equitable access to our library resources, services, and spaces. We are committed to freedom of speech and the open exchange of ideas and opinions, and oppose any words or actions that threaten the safety or dignity of any member of our communities. The Libraries affirms Missouri State University’s vision to be a university of choice and opportunity for all students, and a beacon for diversity locally and nationally. We welcome all forms of diversity, including individual differences such as personality, learning styles and life experiences; group/social differences, such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin and disabilities; and cultural, political, religious or other affiliations, such as veteran and socioeconomic status. We recognize that each of us has more than one identity, and as part of Missouri State University the MSU Libraries will continue to support and advocate for all intersecting identities of our community members.

Strategic Plans


Annual Reports

Library Annual

Research Reports

Scholarly Information Seeking Habits and Behaviors of MSU Faculty

Assessment Plans