Library Services

Services for Faculty

University Libraries provides a wide range of services to support the research and teaching needs of Southern Miss faculty. Faculty have full access to all print and electronic resourses in the Libraries' collections, including: books, journals, videos, music, and more. Services of special interest may include classroom instruction from a librarian and course reserves. Use the links below to learn about specific services available to you.

Welcome to Cook Library Guide

Welcome to Gulf Coast Library Guide

Access Services

Circulation - information about service eligibility, loan periods, renewals, overdue fines, lost or damaged items, and related information

Interlibrary Loan - use the ILLiad system to request delivery of articles and loans of books and other materials from other libraries

Mississippi University Library Borrowing Program - request a MUL borrowing card to gain on-site borrowing privileges at any of seven other university library systems in Mississippi

Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program - request a Reciprocal Faculty borrowing card to gain on-site borrowing privileges at any of over 150 academic institutions

Remote or Off-Campus Access - access the Libraries' electronic resources from anywhere

Instructional Support Services

Course Reserves - faculty may place electronic or physical items on reserve to make them easily available to all students in a course

Copyright Commons - assistance in understanding and applying copyright in teaching and research

Library Instruction - librarians teach information literacy and library research skills to classes upon request

Support for Library Assignments - tips for effective library assignments

Research Guides by Subject - in addition to the research guides by subject, librarians will work with teaching faculty to create research guides customized for specific courses or assignments

Citation and Style Guide Help

Plagiarism Tutorial

Support for Online Learning

Research Services

Ask-a-Librarian - receive information and research assistance via e-mail or chat

Consultations - schedule a research consultation with a librarian

Help & FAQs - about the Libraries

Collection Development Services

Collection Development Liaison Program

Technical Services Department - the acquisitions, cataloging, and serials units are where much of the "behind-the-scenes" work occurs

Catalog Error Report - report a problem with a record in the library catalog

Order Inquiry - ask about a book, journal, or other resource listed in the library catalog as on order or in process

Suggest a Purchase - recommend purchase of a book, video, journal, or other item

Miscellaneous Services

Faxing and Scanning - send a fax or have pages scanned and sent to an e-mail address

Research Carrels - rent a research carrel for a semester

Room Reservations - reserve a meeting room in Cook Library or Gulf Coast Library

Library Forms - link to all University Libraries forms from one convenient location

Technology Services

iTech Help Desk - Cook Library Room 103, on the east side of the lobby

Find available computers in Cook Library or Gulf Coast Library - available computers are indicated by a green computer icon.

Libraries Statistics
(FY 2015/16)

Weekly public service hours: 116

Faculty/Librarians: 22
Staff, full-time: 42
Student assistants (FTE): 11

Checkouts/loans: 27,875
Items used in the library: 13,259
ILL outgoing: 2,236
ILL incoming: 4,738
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