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How Do I Find Books?

Use the library catalog to find books and other resources available in any of the University Libraries.

How Do I Find Electronic Books?
University Libraries subscribe to a number of electronic book services that allow you to read full-text books online. Only currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff may access e-books from off-campus. Off-campus users will be prompted to enter their CampusID username and password.

E-books may be found by entering your search terms here.

How Do I Find A Reserve Item?
Use the library catalog to find the reserve call number of a print or media reserve and to find the link(s) to an electronic reserve. You may search for reserves using the instructor's name or the course name.

Begin on the reserves lookup screen in the catalog. To search by instructor, click on instructor search under the course reserves heading and type all or part of the instructor's last name. Then click Submit.

To search by course name, click on the course search under the course reserves heading, type all or part of the course name, such as Introduction to Computing, and then click Submit.

How Do I Find Articles?
The best place to begin searching for articles is in the University Libraries' article databases. To find a list of databases that cover a particular subject area, use the library's Articles & Databases.
How Do I Find Non-USM Dissertations and Theses?
Use the Dissertations and Theses (Proquest) database to find dissertations and theses. All titles in the Dissertation and Theses database have citations and abstracts available. The database also provides full text access for most graduate works published from 1997 forward.

How Much Does It Cost To Print?
Single-sided B&W: $0.09
Double-sided B&W: $0.17
Single-sided Color: $0.35
Double-sided Color: $0.68
How Do I Print?

Wepa print solution is a cloud-based system that will allow users to upload documents on-the-go and print them conveniently at any Wepa print station. Send documents from any computer, smartphone or tablet.  

Upload your document:

• Access your box, Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive account at any Wepa print station

• Web Upload: log in at wepanow.com/webupload, select your documents and "send to Wepa"

• Wepa print app: download the app at wepanow.com/printapp, open your document, choose "file>print" and select your preferred Wepa printer

• Email to print: attach your document to an email, send to print@wepanow.com and use the provided Wepa code to print your document at any Wepa print station

• Mobile App: download the "Wepa print" app and follow the instructions

• USB drive: insert your USB drive at any Wepa print station


- Insert your Southern Miss ID card
- Select your document
- Choose your payment method

How Do I Send A Fax?
Faxing and scanning services are available at the Cook Library circulation desk, located in the lobby:

Local faxes (inside Hattiesburg): $1.00 flat rate
Long distance faxes, 1st page only: $2.50
Long distance faxes, additional pages: $1.00 per page
How Do I Reserve a Group Study Room?
Rooms can be reserved in half hour increments for up to two hours at a time and up to two weeks in advance by current USM students, faculty, and staff.

You must bring proof of confirmation when you come to the room to claim your slot - a printout, saved email or screenshot on phone, laptop, or other device, etc.

Reserve a group study room with the Cook Library Group Study Room Reservation System.

Where Can I Find Test Preparation Materials?
University Libraries do not collect study guides, practice tests, or other preparation materials for standardized tests such as the GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL. For more information about this type of standardized testing, visit the University Testing Center in the McCain Library and Archives building Room 113 (MLA 113) or contact the Testing Center by phone at 601.266.6123 or e-mail at .

Test prep materials may be available at your local public library. Ask for the Learning Express Test Center at your local public library.

Test prep. materials may also be purchased from the University Bookstore, online book seller, or local book store.

Many tests of this type are administered by ETS, a nonprofit organization. Visit www.ets.org for more information about the resources and services that ETS provides to test takers.