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Departments

Access Services   Directory   Location

Access Services provides assistance and gives access to the circulation of library materials; supports instructors with course materials for traditional or electronic reserves; and obtains materials not found in MSU Libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

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Acquisitions and Collection Development   Directory   Location

Acquisitions and Collection Development plans, monitors, and coordinates library collection development; purchases materials for the collection; and receives and disperses books and other materials donated to MSU Libraries.

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  • (662) 325-0778

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Administration   Directory   Location

The Administration Department is responsible for the overall supervision of library programs.

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Cataloging   Directory   Location

Cataloging adds new titles to the Online Catalog and maintains the Catalog's quality by barcoding and linking items, performing authority control, and cleaning up bibliographic records.

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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm

Digital Preservation and Access Unit   Directory   Location

The Digital Preservation and Access Unit participates in the selection of materials for inclusion in the Digital Collections, plans and executes the digitization of these materials held by the MSU Libraries and other University departments, and participates in developing and maintaining the Digital Collections website. The unit is responsible for creating and applying relevant standards and best practices, and for training appropriate personnel in their use.

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Electronic Resources   Directory   Location

The Electronic Resources department is responsible for the acquisition and management of the libraries' electronic collections, which includes access to over 300 databases and over 5000 eJournals. Responsibilities include placement of orders, licensing, access management and maintenance, and assessment of eJournals, databases, and eBooks.

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Graduate Student Services   Directory  

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Instructional Media Center   Website   Directory   Location

The Instructional Media Center provides MSU faculty, staff, and students with workshops, one-on-one instruction, and access to an open multimedia lab. The IMC also houses the Libraries' media collection and provides equipment for checkout.

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Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri 7:30am - 7:45pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:45pm
Sun 1:00pm - 10:00pm

Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review   Directory   Location

The Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review reviews documents for compliance with University guidelines regarding format after approval by graduate students' committee members.

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:45pm
(Mon 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Closed for staff meeting)

Research Services   Directory   Location

Research Services supports your academic research, learning, and teaching endeavors with live and asynchronous reference services and research consultations as well as workshops and classroom support.

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Sun 1:00pm - 11:45pm
Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 11:45pm
Fri 7:30am - 7:45pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:45pm

Serials   Directory   Location

The Serials Department is responsible for acquiring, processing and binding the serials and journals collected for the Mississippi State University Libraries.

The Binding Unit, located in the Serials Department, is also responsible for binding the Libraries' copies of theses and dissertations.

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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm

Stack Maintenance   Directory   Location

Stack Maintenance reshelves circulating books and bound journals; makes sure shelved items are in the correct order; services public service copiers; moves furniture; recycles paper; adjusts signage; and performs inventory and shifting of the collection.

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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm

Systems   Directory   Location

Systems provides planning, implementation, and operational support of automated systems. They train library personnel; supervise equipment and software installation; and prepare system reports, statistics, and other information as needed.

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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm

Web Services   Directory   Location

Web Services assists MSU Libraries' faculty and staff with Web-related issues, and guides the planning, design, and development of web-based information systems and services.

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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm