Current News

The library is getting a new look! In order to accomodate upcoming renovation activities, the JD Williams Library will be closed to the public from December 11th through the start of break on December 20th, and will reopen on January 2nd, 2018.

UM Libraries plans to launch the University of Mississippi Institutional Repository (UMIR) during the 2018-2019 academic year to showcase the intellectual activity of UM faculty, staff, and students. Please take our brief survey to tell us about materials you might be interested in contributing, from data sets to open access journals, from newsletters and photographs to electronic theses and dissertations.

The J.D. Williams Library is happy to announce that we now offer 3D printing!

For more information, visit and scroll under the Services tab, or click here

James Meredith Statue

Use this library resource guide to find information about the contextualization of Ole Miss buildings, monuments and other campus locations. This is an opportunity to research and discuss these topics as part of a community of scholars.

Photo of Laura Harper standing outside on a porch.

Though Government Documents Librarian Laura Harper recently retired, she leaves behind an extensive legacy beyond the collections she curated in her tenure with the University Libraries.  With a generous gift, Harper has created the Laura G.

The Department of Archives & Special Collections needs YOUR help to augment our collections relating to University of Mississippi Commencement activities!  Anyone with programs, written memories about past speakers, invitations, news clippings, photographs, ephemera, audio, or any other related archival memorabilia that they would like to donate is encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Ford, Head of Archives & Special Collections, at or 662.915.7408.

Head of Special Collections Jennifer Ford with other grant recipients.

The library's Archives & Special Collections have been awarded a Community Grant from the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area for FY 2017.  The grant will support the printing of promotional materials for the Mississippi bicentennial exhibit, which is on display in the Faulkner Room through December 2017.

Exhibit poster

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Faulkner Room exhibit, “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood.” This year-long display showcases archival documents, sound recordings, photographs, ephemera, maps, as well as numerous other rare items from Mississippi’s 200 year history as a state.

Find out more about this year's bicentennial celebration. 

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