Facilities and Resources

Front steps of Siceluff Hall

Meyer Library

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Siceluff Hall

Siceluff Hall is the English Department’s home. The university completely renovated the hall in 2009, and it now features state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology. Siceluff Hall was built in the 1920’s and was the third building constructed on the Missouri State University campus. The renovation maintained the building’s historic character while upgrading its technological offerings. All of this makes Siceluff Hall one of the university’s loveliest, most comfortable buildings.

In addition, Siceluff Hall is centrally located on campus and adjacent to MSU’s largest student computer lab, which is located in Cheek Hall, as well as the Plaster Student Union.

Duane G. Meyer Library

A number of resources are available to you within Meyer Library. Named after former University President Duane G. Meyer, Meyer Library has been the main campus library since 1980, and it underwent an expansion and major renovations in 2002 providing students with access to more media labs, a computer lab, and a variety of classrooms.

  • Missouri's only United Nations document depository
  • Research assistance
  • Subject guides
  • Indexes
  • Databases
  • Academic journals
  • International newspapers

Special Collections

You can find the English department’s Special Collections at the Meyer Library. Special collections includes rare books, subject-specific literature collections and archival materials. It also includes the Ozarkiana Collection — a selective collection devoted to the Ozarks and southwest Missouri — as well as the Katherine G. Lederer Ozarks African-American archives.


Located in Meyer Library, Missouri State’s Writing Center helps students improve their writing skills. Students can seek advice on how to start a writing assignment, or learn how to refine a final paper for a course. Graduate students can receive critiques on papers for submission to academic journals, and undergraduates can find help with a creative writing piece.

  • Academic writing process presentations
  • AMA, MLA, APA, AP style presentations
  • Writing consultation
  • Email tutoring
  • Grammar and punctuation resources
  • Study skill resources
  • Spanish writing consultation