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About The Library

Library PhotoThe 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 15 group projects, music and media rooms and a variety of classrooms and meetings rooms. The library contains a 222,000 volume collection that is 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 books, the Paul Ramsey collection in applied ethics, the Harmon L. Smith collection in biomedical ethics, the King R. Johnson military history collection, the rare book room, and the Millsaps College archives. There are more than 28 computers for student use in the Library Comptuer Lab and 16 in the Information Commons. Our new Digital Media Lab is a multimedia workspace reserved for projects involving video, photo, and music editing; image capturing; and analog-to-digital conversion. Wireless access to the internet is also available for students with laptops. 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.

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For more information see the Millsaps-Wilson Library Mission Statement.