The Millsaps-Wilson Library, housed in a facility named for the H. J. Wilson family, consists of a 1955 renovation of the original 1926 Carnegie Library and a 1971 addition, a portion of a multi-purpose building. It contains approximately 35,000 square feet with a variety of comfortable study areas, including group project rooms, music and media rooms, and a variety of meeting rooms. The library contains over 200,000 volumes that are searchable via the online catalog. There are over 200 print journal subscriptions and over 57,000 electronic journals as well. There are more than 80 databases available for searching. There is a collection of audio-visual materials and audio-visual facilities and equipment. Special collections include the Eudora Welty Collection, the Lehman Engel Performing Arts Collection, the Archives of the United Methodist Church in Mississippi, the Kellogg Collection of children's literature, the Paul Ramsey Collection in applied ethics, the Harmon L. Smith Collection in biomedical ethics, the King R. Johnson Collection in military history, the Rare Book Room, and the Millsaps College archives. There are 24 computers for student use in the Library Computer Lab and 16 in the Information Commons. The Digital Media Lab is a multimedia workspace reserved for audio-visual editing projects. Wi-Fi is available for students with electronic devices. The library maintains agreements with libraries on the local and national level for sharing of resources through Interlibrary Loan. The library is a member of LYRASIS, the OCLC network, the Associated Colleges of the South, Central Mississippi Library Council, and other organizations. The library currently has a staff of 6 and is open 99 hours each week. Summer, holiday and interim period hours are posted.
How long may I check out items?
Loan Period: 21 days plus a 1 week grace period
25 book maximum
Loan Period: 90 days
50 book maximum
Loan Period: 21 days
25 book maximum
What are the fines if I turn an item in late?
Late items are 10 cents per day, per book.
Notices are sent by E-Mail to Campus accounts the first day books are overdue, unless otherwise requested.
Late Interlibrary Loan items are $1.00 per day, per book
How do I renew my items?
Books may be renewed two times unless requested by another user.
Renew by Phone by calling 601-974-1073. Renew by sending an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Renew Online My Account. You must have your Library Card number and PIN to Login. Call the Library to request your card number.
Who may use the Millsaps-Wilson Library?
The Millsaps-Wilson Library is maintained by and for constituents of the College. In order to use the resources of the Library, one must carry a valid Millsaps I.D. card or a special Library Borrowing Card. Current students, faculty and staff are the primary users of the Library. Special provisions are made for Alumni, Methodist ministers of the Mississippi Conference, and Emeritus Faculty. Courtesy Cards are available to individuals over 18 years of age for a fee. The Library also honors InfoPass referrals from other local libraries, and scholars from distant institutions may use the library for limited periods if they bring a letter of referral from their academic librarian on letterhead stationary.
Users of the Methodist and College Archives need only register upon entering: Appointments are recommended due to the mornings-only schedule of the Archives.
The library serves the general public through Interlibrary Lending arrangements with public and academic libraries.
Questions or comments regarding access policy should be addressed to the College Librarian, Jamie Wilson.
May I use a cell phone in the library?
You may use your cell phone as long as you don't disturb others.
Please turn cell phone ringers off or set to vibrate as you enter the library.
If you have an emergency cell phones may be used, with discretion, in the main staircase landing in the east side of the building.
Do not make or take calls in the common study areas.
Do not make or take calls in the computer lab areas.
Take Woodrow Wilson Exit #98A to second light. Turn left on North State Street. Go up the hill and past the first light to circular drive; turn right to enter campus. Park in the circular driveway. The Library is on the left side of the circular driveway when facing the clock tower.
Parking: The yellow areas highlighted on the campus map indicate parking.
The Millsaps-Wilson Library is dedicated to the educational program of Millsaps College
as described in the Millsaps Purpose. The library is charged with the responsibility
of helping to implement the aims of the institution by motivating student and faculty
interest in the library for research, information, study, and general intellectual
development through its resources. To this end, the library must acquire and make
available to students and faculty a comprehensive and useful range of core and research
resources that are needed for learning in a liberal arts environment that includes
limited professional and pre-professional training. This responsibility implies the
inherent charge to motivate students to explore independent intellectual pursuits.
While emphasis is placed on the library as a learning resources center for the campus,
it is open to the local community and other institutions through Interlibrary
lending and cooperative efforts. The library is administered as an integral part of the academic program and every effort is made to coordinate its activities with the instructional areas of theCollege.
Overall concern for and nourishment of a healthy library is a responsibility shared by the faculty and the other campus constituencies; however, immediate responsibility for the direction of the library and its coordination with other college programs rests with a staff of professional librarians, support personnel, and student assistants whose functions range from the managerial and curatorial to the promotional and instructional.
Collections and Resource
The materials collection of the library is a continuing joint responsibility of the library staff and the faculty. The objective of the collection is directly to support specific requirements of the curriculum, to provide suitable interdisciplinary materials in a wide variety of formats and through various print and electronic services for the general informational needs of an enlightened college community, including undergraduate and graduate students and, on a more
limited scale, to provide research resources for faculty.
It is the aim of the library to provide one centralized facility to serve all the Millsaps community. The goal of the facility is to provide the environment required for effective use of library materials in an arrangement which is as efficient and comfortable as possible. The hours of operation of this facility are intended to approach maximum availability with adequate assistance, given available resources.
An obligation of the library is instruction in the use of library materials and services on both formal and informal levels. This must be accomplished in everyday contacts and in coordinated efforts with academic departments of the College. The development of a certain independence in the use of library resources is seen as essential to an educated individual, and the library is dedicated to an assertive program of library instruction as an integral element in the curriculum.
In view of the necessity and practicality of resource-sharing between libraries of all types, the Millsaps library actively seeks mutually beneficial cooperative arrangements with other libraries. These arrangements should enhance the resources available to Millsaps personnel and provide unique Millsaps holdings for other persons as well. The library acknowledges the responsibility to foster education generally, both to Millsaps students and to persons not affiliated with the College.
Toward the achievement of the goals outlined in this statement, the library makes a special acknowledgment of its commitment to the ideal of intellectual freedom and free access to information. The Millsaps-Wilson Library should in all respects adhere to the rights of
intellectual inquiry and unrestricted access to ideas. Viewed as a forum for ideas, the library should in its materials and services seek balance and objectivity in its handling of controversial subjects. The library will resist any efforts which would abridge the basic freedom to learn.
Millsaps College community members may recommend items for the Library to purchase.
Please use our online form to submit a request: Recommend a Purchase Online Form
Questions? Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 601-974-1083.
1701 N State St
Jackson, MS 39210
Library Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Orders: email@example.com
Front Desk: 601.974.1073
AV Equipment: 601.974.1073 or 601.974.1072
Interlibrary Loan: 601.974.1090
Instructional Technology: 601.974.1072
Library Instruction: 601.974.1071
Library Web Services: 601.974.1086
Public Services: 601.974.1071
Room Reservations: 601.974.1073
Serials/Periodicals: 601.974.1083 or 601.974.1078
Technical Services: 601.974.1076
Jamie Bounds Wilson, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S.
Contact Jamie Wilson for assistance with: Library Administration, Library Web Services, Electronic Resources, Library Card Applications, PaperCut Print Management System, and Donations
Elizabeth Beck, B.A., M.L.S.
Catalog and Systems Librarian
Contact Elizabeth Beck for assistance with: Cataloging, Course Reserves, and Systems Administration
Mariah Grant, B.A., M.A.
Public Services & Instruction Librarian
Contact Mariah Grant for assistance with: Public Services, Library Instruction, Reference Desk, and Library Social Media.
Debra McIntosh, B.S., M.B.A.
Contact Debra McIntosh for assistance with: College Archives and Methodist Archives
Dr. Sheila Morgan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Contact Dr. Sheila Morgan for assistance with: Instructional Technology, Course Connect, Major Health, Audio Visual Projects and Equipment, Digital Media Lab
Ben Newell, B.A., M.A., M.F.A.
Cataloging, Serials and Circulation Assistant
Contact Ben Newell for assistance with: Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Serials
Jody Perkins, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Acquisitions and Serials Librarian
Contact Jody Perkins for assistance with: Acquisitions, Serials, Donations, Collection Development, Honors Thesis Binding, and Interlibrary Loan