Welcome to MTSU and the James E. Walker Library. This building, one of the most attractive on campus, was built in 1999 and was named after the 8th president of MTSU, Dr. James E. Walker. The library does have a lot of services, and does have a collection of well over a million volumes on the shelves and at least that much online, but we are dedicated to helping students feel successful and help break down any feelings of being overwhelmed by the size and scope of not only the library, but the whole college experience.
The Walker Library has over 1 million volumes, 33,134 serials and annual expenditures of $7,547,687. There are 26 faculty, 7 professional administrative staff and 34 classified staff working for the library.
In addition to our many services in the building and electronically, we also have this repository collection that provides free, open access to educational resources, research done in the library, and other library information.
Browsing James E. Walker Library by Author "Digital Scholarship Initaitives"
(Digital Scholarship Initaitives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018)
Digital Scholarship Initaitives
The Textiles, Merchandising and Design Historic Clothing Collection at MTSU was founded in 1988 at the encouragement of the curator of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as inspiration to build a collection for students and the public in the state of Tennessee. Collection activities include donations, accession, documentation, study, research and exhibition of historic clothing and accessories. The entire 750 piece collection is maintained in an environmentally controlled laboratory for continued preservation.
Since the inception of the Historic Clothing Collection, the primary method of locating or researching items has been a physical search utilizing hard copy descriptions of items, in three ring binders. The 2017-2018 Digital Seed Grant (and library expertise) enabled the collection’s digital development through photography, garment metadata, digital inventory and a permanent website for the collection’s continued growth. This effort allows visual identification and study of the collection by the current MTSU community, community partners, and the public at large.