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Giving to the Library

The Missouri Southern State University – George A. Spiva Library is the heart of the campus community.


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Spiva Library provides access to print, electronic and digital resources, quality support services and safe, collaborative study and gathering space to all students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. As an active and collaborative campus departmet, it is Spiva Library’s mission to support the University’s students, employees and curriculum with relevant, timely and accessible resources and services.

The curriculum and research needs of students, faculty, and staff are met by providing timely access to information in the most beneficial format.  Spiva Library maintains and enhances user-oriented services, introduces new technologies, and builds collections that contain diverse points of view. These initiatives demonstrate the central role played by the library in supporting the mission of the University and the educational needs of our students.

Spiva Library is an essential component in a student’s university experience, overall learning environment and academic success.  The library supports students through learning, research and scholarship across all associate, undergraduate and graduate programs. The library strives to support curricular programs and maintain current and relevant collections by regularly adding print, electronic and digital materials. 

Libraries are continually rethinking and redefining services and resources to meet the diverse and needs of patrons. Spiva Library ventures to enhance accessibility, preserve university history, expand collections and adapt to new technologies.

Your gifts will support initiatives such as: collection development, new technologies, enhancing library space, digital projects, student awards and programming.

Your generosity can make a difference and impact current and future Missouri Southern Lions. Giving to Spiva Library strengthens the library through acquisition, organization and accessibility of resources. Your gift, large or small, provides support of tomorrows future innovators and leaders and improves the community.  We are grateful of donors recognizing and appreciating the value Spiva library provides to the campus and surrounding communities. Your generosity is appreciated.