Enhancements to University Libraries Services

News item published on: 2013-01-16 11:38:40

January 2013

University Libraries is pleased to announce several service enhancements for the spring 2013 semester. Feedback from the campus community is vital to the success of the library. You’ve spoken and we have listened!

In conjunction with University Libraries’ partnership with iTech, public computers and printers have been expanded to the upper floors of Cook Library. A total of 82 additional computers were added to the 2nd-4th floors along with printing stations on each floor. For the first time, there is public computer access in designated quiet study areas! For up-to-date information on the availability of public computers on the Southern Miss campuses, visit http://www.usm.edu/itech/public-computing.

Cook Library will now offer extended study space from midnight until 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday. 2nd Floor South will remain open along with the 1st floor to allow access to more computers and provide a quiet study space during those late night hours. Access to collections, circulation and other library services will still be available during regular library hours.

In an effort to reduce spending and support the university’s green initiative, materials being checked out will no longer be stamped with a return date. An e-mail receipt will be sent to the USM e-mail address at the time of checkout. Students, faculty, and staff can access their online library account 24 hours a day by clicking on http://tinyurl.com/my-catalog1. The online library account lets you view checked out materials, due dates and overdue fines. You can also renew items, all from the convenience of your own PC, tablet, or smart phone.

The Interlibrary Loan office on the Hattiesburg campus is now located on 2nd Floor South of Cook Library. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For pick-up of ILL books after-hours and on weekends, please inquire at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. In addition to obtaining research materials from other institutions, the ILL office will assist patrons with the microform reading and printing machines.

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