Library Services

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.

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

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

Research Services

Ask-a-Librarian - receive information and research 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

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.

Technical and Collection Development Services

Technical 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

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

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 rooms in Cook Library or Gulf Coast Library

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

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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