Graduate Student

Things Graduate Students Should Know about UM Libraries...

Personalized Expert Assistance

  • A subject specialist with a Masters in Library Science has been assigned to each discipline to assist you with your projects and research. A librarian is available to assist you, without an appointment, at the Reference Desk in J.D. Williams Library, or by phone, email or chat.


  • University Libraries are the J.D. Williams Library (Main) and the Science Library. The Science Library is located in the Thad Cochran Research Center and houses chemistry and pharmacy collections.
  • The Libraries subscribe to 231 databases with access to articles and magazines, newspapers, trade periodicals and scholarly journals.
  • The Libraries provide 640,000 e-books, 26,500 periodicals and 75,973 e-journals. Access online library resources off campus using your myOleMiss ID and password.
  • The Libraries hold over 2 million print volumes, with access to millions of other resources around the world via Interlibrary Loan.

Special Services

  • Lockable study carrels are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit the Study Carrels page for more information.
  • The Charles Noyes Graduate Student Reading Room is located on the west end of the 3rd floor.
  • FREE photocopying, courtesy of the GSC, is located next to the Noyes Reading Room. Get the printer code here

An Important Message from Interlibrary Loan

The J.D. Williams Library offers graduate students FREE Desktop Document Delivery of articles from our local collections.

  • To provide FREE and timely service, document delivery requests must be:
    1. Limited to one article per journal issue or one chapter per book and be thirty pages or fewer
    2. Ten requests or fewer per person per week
    3. Not a course reserve reading
  • To request articles, log in to your ILLiad account and click the "Request Document Delivery" button on your ILLiad Main Menu. If you are a first time user, please set up an account today!
  • We are excited to offer this new service, and urge you to take advantage of it! We hope you will find that it makes your library research more productive and less stressful.

If we do not have a book or article you need in our collection you may request the material through Interlibrary Loan. Books take about a week to arrive and articles are delivered to your email electronically in about 24 to 48 hours. Loan periods and limitations on Interlibrary Loan items is different than regular library materials.

If you are a first time user you will need to set up an account. It is quick and easy online.

Important Links

  • Student Jobs at the Library. An online application for student employment at the library is available on our jobs/employment page.
  • LibX is a FREE download from the Library’s website that allows you to see if our Libraries own a resource on a webpage without leaving the webpage! 

Proxy Card Information

To learn more about how to receive a proxy card to check out materials for your professors, how to place reserve requests, annex requests, library fines, or renewals please see our Circulation and Access Services site.

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