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Services for Staff

University Libraries provides a wide range of services to Southern Miss staff. Staff have full access to all print and electronic resourses in the Libraries' collections, including: books, journals, videos, music, and more. Use the links below to learn about specific services availble to you.

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

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


Reference Services

Ask-a-Librarian - receive reference assistance via e-mail or chat

Consultations - schedule a research consultation with a librarian

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

RefWorks - web-based research management system to help generate citations and bibliographies


Technology Services

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

  • Printing and Photocopying
  • Public Computing
  • Wireless Network Access

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


Bibliographic and Collection Development Services

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

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

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



Other 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 - meeting rooms are available in Cook Library, Gulf Coast Library, or McCain Library

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



Libraries Statistics
(FY 2011/12)

Professional staff (FTE): 37
Support staff (FTE): 29
Student assistants (FTE): 12

Weekly public service hours: 111

Checkouts/loans: 193,842
ILL outgoing: 4,897
ILL incoming: 7,382
 
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