The University of Mississippi Libraries

The University of Mississippi Libraries are comprised of the John Davis Williams Library, the Science Library, and an Annex building. There is a unique relationship between the University Libraries and the overall academic integrity of the university. Strong library resources positively impact the quality of every student and faculty member’s experiences on the Ole Miss campus, serve researchers from around the globe, sponsor programs and exhibits to broaden perspectives, and encourage lifelong learning.

Four Ways to Support the University Libraries

Support for Collections and Facilities

The J.D. Williams Library is the general library for the university community, and houses our main collection of books, periodicals, microforms, manuscripts, government publications and more. It was named the 2018 Federal Depository Library of the Year for its creative promotion of government documents through campaigns, exhibits and events. We’re also home to a large collection from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, making us known as the library of the accounting profession. Whether it be researchers working on books, or huddles of students studying for a big exam, the library is one of the hubs of energy and activity on campus, a place that nurtures generations of Rebels. It needs your nurturing to continue with its vital mission.

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Digitizing Support for eGrove

eGrove provides free online access to the institutional output of researchers at the University of Mississippi, and promotes its dissemination in an archive. This includes theses, dissertations, scholarly papers, articles and more. It serves as a vital storefront for the university, beckoning in and helping people who might not otherwise engage with Ole Miss. We are proud of how eGrove spreads the good works of our student and faculty around the world.

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University of Mississippi Archivist

University Archivists are essential to ensuring that future generations have knowledge of the history of the University of Mississippi. We do not yet have a library staff position dedicated to systematically collecting and preserving the history of this institution. Without one, there is a danger that a significant portion of our school’s history will be lost. Your support could help create and fund this position, helping future generations of students learn about past generations of students, faculty, and the history of Ole Miss.

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Archives and Special Collections

The Department of Archives & Special Collections contains archival papers, photographs, films, and sound recordings related to Mississippi, the Blues, the University of Mississippi, and the American South. Each are managed by curators and library specialists who assist patrons with research needs, as well as give regular presentations on Mississippi’s history and culture. As the flagship university, Ole Miss takes seriously its role in understanding the past of our state, to give us a road map toward the future.

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