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Plans are subject to change due to the current nature of our times. More information will be posted on our website as these services become available.

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Library Services and Policies

Fall 2020


Updated October 26, 2020

Per University policy, all patrons and employees will be required to properly wear masks and maintain proper physical distancing while inside the building.

Patrons will be asked to comply with the stated safety requirements. In order to ensure compliance, staff will be walking around the building during open hours. There are signs throughout the library and a monitor at the entrance reminding patrons to comply with the requirements. Patrons who fail to comply or have to be continually reminded to comply will be asked to leave the building and reported to the appropriate agency.

Some computers have been disabled and chairs have been removed to facilitate compliance with physical distancing. Patrons are asked to clean the work stations before use. Cleaning supplies are freely available throughout the library.


J.D. WILLIAMS LIBRARY

  • Beginning October 2nd, hours of operation will be extended: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm
  • Carrels are accessible during regular operating hours.
    Seats have been removed to allow for physical distancing. Tables previously designed for 4 or 6 people have only one chair. Tables intended for 8 people now have 2. The JD Williams library provided 2017 public seats; currently the library has 578 public seats. The occupancy rate for this building is 600.
  • Cubicle sizes range from 5ft to 6.5ft. Plexiglas has been added to the shorter portion of the cubicle that do not comply with the stated requirements to bring them into alignment with the recommended standards. Single public cubicles have been spread out and four person cubicles have been reduced to one user.
  • Library faculty and staff are operating under rotating schedules to limit the number of people present at any time and further enhance the opportunity to physically distance.
  • Cleaning supplies are freely available throughout the library. The inability to refresh these public supplies will be considered grounds for closing sections of the library.

SCIENCE LIBRARY

The Science Library is open to UM affiliated users. Hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm, Friday 8am-5pm.
We encourage you to use the resources and services available on our homepage. For further assistance please contact libadmin@olemiss.edu.

  • The Science Library is open to UM affiliated users. Hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm, Friday 8am-5pm.
  • We encourage you to use the resources and services available on our homepage. For further assistance please contact libadmin@olemiss.edu.
  • Seats have been removed to allow for physical distancing. Tables previously designed for 4 or 6 people have only one chair. The Science library provided 147 public seats; currently the library has 54 public seats. The occupancy rate for this building is 60.

ONLINE RESOURCES AND SERVICES

LIBRARY STACKS ARE CLOSED, BUT MATERIALS ARE STILL ACCESSIBLE

  • Stacks are closed in order to preserve our occupancy for those that need to use the library and for safety reasons.
  • Request material for contactless pickup at https://guides.lib.olemiss.edu/pickup. This link is also available in the library catalog.
  • Walk-up – Pick up material at the circulation desk on the first floor (fountain side).
  • Curbside – Delivered to your vehicle by the bookdrop.
  • Request digitized copies of portions of books and journal articles of materials that do not circulate with the Digitization Request Form.
  • Paging of library materials will be available inside the library using
    the online request form.

HOW TO RETURN MATERIALS

  • Patrons are asked to return items via the library book drop or to the bin located at the West Circulation desk.
    Due dates for all material currently checked out have been extended until 8/31/20. No overdue fines or fees will be assessed during this time. Email libcirc@olemiss.edu with questions.

COURSE MATERIALS

  • The Libraries can digitize materials on course reserve and portions of monographs or journal articles that do not circulate.
  • Please use the Digitization Request Form to submit requests. Links to this form have been added to the catalog.
  • The Libraries can help you find electronic versions of course materials. We may be able to purchase electronic access to additional ebook titles and ebooks with multiple user licenses depending upon publisher restrictions.
  • The Libraries’ homepage provides UM faculty, staff, and students access to online resources available 24/7 including databases, journal articles, e-books, videos, digital collections, and more.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

  • ILL can provide books, articles, and book chapters to the extent that other libraries can supply them.
  • For materials owned by UM Libraries, ILL offers a document delivery service to all UM affiliates. Log in to ILLIAD for services.
  • Email ill-lib@olemiss.edu if you have questions.
  • Electronic resources remain preferred. When electronic versions are not available we will work with you to find an alternate format.

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION SERVICES

  • Contact your llibrary liaison to schedule an instruction session or research consultation, available in multiple formats.
  • Research Guides are available for many courses, majors, and topics. These guides provide curated lists of resources and research tips.
  • The Online Learning Resources guide offers support for using ebooks, journals, and videos, Mississippi Wi-Fi locations, library tutorials, and other support for online and remote users.

ACCESS TO RESOURCES

  • eGrove is the University’s open online archive that connects global users with University intellectual output for free. eGrove contains theses, dissertations, University publications, faculty and student research, Ole Miss yearbooks, digital collections, and more.
    The Libraries’ homepage provides access to of resources available online 24/7 including databases, journal articles, e-books, videos, digital collections and more.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

IDEA LAB

STUDIO ONE

  • STUDIOone Recording and Editing Suites are open only for use by UM instructors.
  • Faculty who need to record and edit video content for hybrid and remote classes should contact Christina Streeter at cstreet1@olemiss.edu, for an appointment.

Plans are subject to change due to the current nature of our times. More information will be posted on our website as these services become available.