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

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

Support for Library Assignments - tips for effective library assignments

Course-Specific Research Guides - librarians can create research guides customized for a particular course or assignment

Research Guides by Subject

Citation and Style Guide Help

Plagiarism Tutorial

Support for Online Learning

University Proctoring Services - provided by the Learning Enhancement Center

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

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

Collection Development Services

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

  • Printing
  • Public Computing
  • Wireless Network Access

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

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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