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Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Thursday  7:30am-11:00pm

Friday                      7:30am-5:00pm

Saturday                 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday                   1:00pm-11:00pm

Hours vary during summer, holidays, and between semesters.  These changes in schedule will be posted at the Library and on the
Library Hours Webpage



Spiva Library is located between Hearnes Hall and Reynolds Hall, at the intersection of Lantern Drive and Lion Pride Lane.

Click on the campus map above to see a full-sized view.


Need Help?

Ask A Librarian

In Person:

Stop by the Reference desk on the 3rd floor. There is a librarian regularly scheduled at the desk most hours the library is open.

Hours a Librarian is typically scheduled at the Reference desk are:

Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-9:00pm

Monday - Thursday:  9:00am-Noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday:  9:00am-Noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm

By Phone:

Reference Desk: 417-625-9342

With Email:


A Librarian will attempt to respond to emails within 24-48 business hours.

On Facebook:

The George A. Spiva Library offers help, via our Facebook Fan Page, to all fans of the page.

A Librarian will attempt to respond to Facebook questions and suggestions  within 48 business hours.


Contact Information

Mailing Address

George A. Spiva Library
Missouri Southern State
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO  64801-1595

Phone Number


E-mail Address





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