Murray Library FAQ - Updated for Fall 2021

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Murray Library is open to all visitors to campus. All guests are expected to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, as well as any other campus-specific signage.

Café Diem Hours:

 Monday - Thursday

 9:00am - 10:00pm


 9:00am - 4:30pm




 4:00pm - 10:00pm


The safety and health of library users and staff is our priority. Furniture has been reconfigured to comply with health guidelines. Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the Circulation Desk area. Sanitizing stations are available by each public printer and throughout the library for self-sanitizing of surfaces and equipment.

Messiah University requires indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. Masking is not required outdoors or when eating/drinking.

All returned library materials should be placed in the outside book drop (to the right of the main front entrance) or at the Circulation Desk. The book-drop is always available even when the library is closed. All browsed library materials should be placed on the designated carts throughout the library and should not be re-shelved. The address to use if you want to mail items back is:

Murray Library
Messiah University
One University Avenue
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
ATTN: Circulation Dept.


A wealth of online resources, including e-books, full-text journals and streaming audio and video are available; online chat for research assistance is available; and delivery of physical items to a remote undergrad or grad student is available.

For general questions, please contact  or contact librarians at with other questions you may have.

Yes. A limited number of public computer stations are available. Ask for a guest login at the circulation desk. Unfortunately, printing is not available for guests. 

Yes, interlibrary loan is available. This is a free service for students, employees, and Friends to obtain materials not owned by Messiah University. Learn more

Due to space limitation both in the stacks and for storage, we no longer accept donations. We recommend the Simpson Library Book Donation Drop Off Center located at 114 North York St., Mechanicsburg or contact a public library near you

Please review the copyright policies and procedures at the link below.

Copyright at Messiah University

Procedures for converting DVD/VHS to streaming  (Coordinated by ITS)

Contact your liaison librarian about:

  • Linking to resources
  • Finding online content relevant to course objectives


Email your requests for physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) to  We will coordinate delivery of materials through Residence Life. Also, utilize our many e-resources

Primo is the new library catalog. Primo also allows a user to simultaneously search databases, journal articles, newspapers, streaming videos, and streaming audio.  You can choose to limit your search to the physical library collections. Search here

Due to staffing limitations, the Archives are closed to researchers during the summer months (June-August). We will resume normal hours at the start of the fall semester. Limited remote research assistance is available by contacting

In Primo, there is a Sign In in the top right corner.  For Messiah users (students, educators, staff), click Patron Login and use your Messiah login information.  Community users (alumni, Friends, etc.), click the Library Staff Login and use the login credentials provided to you by the Circulation Desk staff.  Email with questions. For full access to the library’s e-resources, Messiah users should sign into their library account.