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Commonwealth Honors Academy - 2024

This guide describes library services available to students and faculty of the Commonwealth Honors Academy.

Borrowing Policies

Collection Location Borrowing Period
Main Collection Waterfield Library Lower Level Duration of Commonwealth Honors Academy
Media Collection Media Room - Waterfield Library Main Level 21 days
Reference Collection Reference Room - Waterfield Library Main Level 3 days
Children's Preview Reference Room - Waterfield Library Main Level 21 days
Periodicals Waterfield Library Upper Level

3 days

Games Waterfield Library Lobby 3 days
Laptop Computers Circulation Desk - Waterfield Library 4 hours (in-library use only)
Anatomical Models Circulation Desk - Waterfield Library 4 hours (in-library use only)
Calculators Circulation Desk - Waterfield Library 3 days
Makerspace Equipment Makerspace - Waterfield Library Lower Level In-library use only

Computer Lab

Computer labs are available on the main floor and upper level of Waterfield Library.
Faculty can log into any computer using their Murray State NetID and password.


Murray State University provides access to a variety of research databases to help users find scholarly sources and other electronic materials. 
Below is a sample of databases you can access using your Murray State credentials.

Complete List of Databases:

Library Instruction Sessions

Research & Instruction Librarians may be available to provide an instruction session for your course.
Common requested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Using the library catalog and website
  • Boolean Operators
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Finding Primary Sources
  • Using specialized databases

Please contact the GSP Librarian to schedule an instruction session.


Using the Makerspace

GSP students and faculty who wants to create for educational purposes are eligible to use the Makerspace. This may include models for an assignment, research instruments, prototypes of a theoretical design, original arts pieces, or personal learning.

Accessing the Makerspace

Users must be certified to use some specific pieces of equipment in the Makerspace, including individual certification for the laser cutters, FDM style 3D printers, LCD style 3D resin printers, the sound room, 3D scanner, latex printer, and cameras. Some equipment can be reserved ahead of time and the remainder is first-come-first-served. Smaller items will be checked out for internal use inside the Makerspace or library. 

Overview of Available Equipment

Below is a list of some available equipment. A complete list can be found on the Makerspace page linked above.

  • 3D Printers
  • 3D Scanners
  • Whisper Room Noise Isolation Booth
  • Audio Recording Equipment
  • Video Recording Equipment
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing Machines
  • Cricut Maker
  • VR Headsets