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Please Secure Your Valuables


During the last weeks of the semester, thefts of textbooks and laptop computers increase significantly.

Please DO NOT leave your valuables unattended. Take them with you if you have to leave the area, for any reason.


Report thefts and suspicious persons to University Police and Campus Safety at 662-915-7234.

Judge Claude F. Clayton

Judge Claude F. Clayton & His Judicial Papers


The Archives & Special Collections at the University of Mississippi will host a program on Thursday, April 17th, at 5:30 p.m. to commemorate Judge Claude F. Clayton and the opening of his papers to researchers. This event will take place in the Faulkner Room of the Archives & Special Collections, located on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library.

Clayton served as a judge on the U.S. District Court of Northern Mississippi from 1958 to 1967 and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1967 until his death in 1969. For more information on Judge Clayton and his papers, check out the collection finding aid online at

Judge Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will reminiscence about practicing law in Judge Clayton's court as an assistant U.S. Attorney. Former law clerk Will Lewis of Oxford, Mississippi will discuss Clayton and the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, and third-year law students Sierra Brown and Seth Johnson will review several civil rights files they uncovered while working on the collection.

Open to the general public, the event is also approved for one hour of Mississippi Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Judicial Education credit.

Please contact Dr. Leigh McWhite at 662-915-1850 or if you have any questions about the Clayton Collection or the program on April 17th.

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New Book Acquisition


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William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit

William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit


“William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit” is located in the Faulkner Room, J.D. Williams Library and will be up from January 2nd through December 12, 2014. Library patrons will have the opportunity to learn about William Faulkner’s extensive literary career. The exhibit features 20 cases dedicated to books and artifacts that go along with them. Featured books include Soldier’s Pay, As I Lay Dying, the Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom! among others. The display will also include a case featuring The Marionettes, a play Faulkner penned in 1921, hand-bound and illustrated. Other items include original Faulkner poetry manuscripts, manuscripts from the Rowan Oak Papers, original short stories in periodicals, and photographs from the Col. J.R. Cofield Collection and the Martin Dain Collection.

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is open to the public Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and closed during University holidays.

library workshop 2014 spring

Williams Workshops 2014 Spring


Build your library and research skills with our Williams Workshops this Spring! Learn how to find the information you need quickly and effectively. Explore our newest and best library resources for your projects.

Workshops will be held on a variety of topics on Wednesdays at 3:00 and Thursdays at 4:00 in Room 106E in the library. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend these hands-on workshops. No registration is required. Certificates of participation will available for students. See the flier for the complete schedule.

Please click here to see detailed schedule.

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Printing & Copying Price Increase


Due to the newly imposed assessment of state sales tax, we are raising our prices for black and white print and copy charges as of January 1, 2014.

Black and white prints and all copies will go from $0.10 to $0.15 each on January 1, 2014.

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Hot Titles and Hidden Gems


Need help finding books on interesting topics? Check out the book display in the Pilkington Room (2nd floor) of the J.D. Williams Library each week for different themes.

Librarians change the theme each week to promote books that have not been checked out much, are new, or are just awesome. So stroll by and see what's new this week. If you like something, just take the book to the circulation desk and check it out!

From Privacy and Security to College Football to War, we have a lot of books to browse this semester. If you have a suggestion for a theme, please email Brian Young at

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Support the UM Food Bank


Want to support the UM Food Bank without walking all the way to Kinard? We have a bin for that, located on the 1st floor by the main stairs in the J.D. Williams Library.

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