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Services for Students

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

Access Services

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

Course Reserves - students have access to electronic and physical items placed on reserve by their instructors

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

Research Guides by Subject

Citation and Style Guide Help

Plagiarism Tutorial

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

Help & FAQs - about the Libraries


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

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

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


Speaking and Writing Centers

As part of the University's Quality Enhancement Plan, the Southern Miss Speaking Center and Writing Center were created to improve oral and written communication skills across the university. The centers are located within the libraries on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.



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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