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Books

Circulating Collection

Circulating items are materials that you can be check out and take home for a specific length of time. Our collections are enhanced by our membership in the Mississippi Library Partnership. If you can't find a particular print or electronic title in our collection, search the Online Catalog to find it at another library, request it, and pick it up at the library of your choice.

Our printed books are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification system. Click of the items below to view more information.

  • A -General Works
  • B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
  • C - Auxiliary Sciences of History
  • D - World History
  • E - History of the Americas
  • F - History of the Americas
  • G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
  • H - Social Sciences
  • J - Political Science
  • K - Law
  • L - Education
  • M - Music and Books on Music
  • N - Fine Arts

How to access: Explore the shelves or search the Online Catalog. When you find a book to check out take it to the Access Services Desk.

Location: Mitchell Memorial Library 3rd Floor

  • P - Language and Literature
  • Q - Science
  • R - Medicine
  • S - Agriculture

How to access: Explore the shelves or search the Online Catalog. When you find a book to check out take it to the Access Services Desk.

Location: Mitchell Memorial Library 3rd Floor

  • T - Technology
  • U - Military Science
  • V - Naval Science
  • Z - Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

How to access: Explore the shelves or search the Online Catalog. When you find a book to check out take it to the Access Services Desk.

Location: Mitchell Memorial Library 4th Floor

How to access: Explore the shelves at the Bob and Kathy Luke Architectural Library or search the Online Catalog.

Location: Bob and Kathy Luke Architectural Library

How to access: Explore the shelves at the Bob and Kathy Luke Architectural Library or search the Online Catalog.

Location: Bob and Kathy Luke Architectural Library

The Juvenile Collection contains books for use in K-12 classrooms, including young adult books, a wide variety of award-winning books, graphic novels, picture books, fiction, and nonfiction for K-12 students and pre-service teachers. You can search just the MSU Juvenile Collection within our catalog to find just what you need.

How to access: Explore the shelves or search the Online Catalog. When you find a book to check out take it to the Access Services Desk.

Location: Mitchell Memorial Library 4th Floor

Non-standard sized books are shelved in the Oversized Book section.

How to access: Explore the shelves or search the Online Catalog. When you find a book to check out take it to the Access Services Desk.

Location: Mitchell Memorial Library 3rd Floor

Books not in the MSU Libraries collections

If you can't find the book you are looking for in the MSU Libraries collections, you can request to borrow it from another library with an interlibrary loan through ILLiad.

How to access: Create an ILLiad account and make an interlibrary loan request.

eBooks

Electronic books (ebooks) are digital resources licensed for use by the patrons of MSU Libraries.

How to access: Find eBooks in the Online Catalog or Discovery. Read a guide to finding and using our eBooks.

Microform Books

The Microforms Collection includes a number of book collections, including Early English Books I and II.

How to access: Visit the Microforms room or find specific items in the Online Catalog.

Mississippi State Adopted Textbooks

A collection of the elementary and secondary textbooks currently adopted for use in Mississippi's public schools, including textbook kits and associated CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

How to access: Explore the shelves on the 4th Floor of Mitchell Memorial Library or search the Online Catalog.

Rare Books

Our collection of rare and significant books includes several distinct collections pulled together by individuals, reflecting special interests or periods of printing. In addition, there are volumes which are rare by virtue of the scarcity of copies, the fragility of the volumes, association with certain individuals, or special features of printing, binding or illustration.

How to access: Read the Research Rules for Special Collections.

Reference Books

Print reference materials are available in Research Services Room. While these materials cannot be checked out, they may be used in the Mitchell Memorial Library.

How to access: Visit Research Services.