Millsaps College

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1 I think the library needs to have more convenient hours so I can print things off in the morning before class.
Comment from Anonymous on Nov 14 2014

The library opens at 7:50 a.m. Monday-Friday so that students can print before classes. Don't forget that we are open late, too! We are open until 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, as we have found that some students prefer to print papers late at night rather than in the morning.

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2 Can you guys have better hours?
Comment from Anonymous on Nov 07 2014

The library hours are based in large part on the results of regular library people counts and user surveys. In the past, we have adapted the library hours to better meet the needs of students. The next time a user survey is posted, we encourage you to give us more feedback. Also, feel free to e-mail us at if you have specific concerns.

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3 The hours of operation are extremely inconvenient. If I have an 8AM class I am sometimes able to come in early to print something off but most of the time I'm not able to becaue you don't open until 8. I'd rather have the library close at 12 and open at 7 or even 7:30 just so I can print things off. The SH lab does not open when it says it will, so I'm ususally stranded in the mornings. It's extremely annoying that the hours are not more convenient.
Comment from Anonymous on Nov 07 2014

We open at 7:50 a.m. Monday-Friday so that students have an opportunity to print papers before 8 a.m. classes. Visit this link for a full list of our hours: Library Hours.

We regularly count library usage and ask for feedback through user surveys. The library hours are based in large part on the results of the counts and the surveys. The next time a user survey is posted, we encourage you to give us more feedback.

The library is also committed to encouraging the campus community to print less whenever possible. Some professors are open to receiving papers through e-mail or uploaded through Course Connect. You may want to ask your professor if that is an option, as that may be more convenient for you both.

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4 The computers are awful. Not only do they never have the updated form of Adobe but they have random programs that slow everything down and they hate Mac documents. Please make it more efficient.
Comment from Anonymous on Oct 16 2014

If you encounter computer issues in the library, please ask a librarian for help. We may be able to help you resolve the issue in person. Also, if we cannot resolve the issue, it would be helpful to know the exact problem so that we can report it to ITS Helpdesk. Remember, you can always contact us directly at, too!

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5 We need more access to online primary documents. It's really frustrating to have to limit our scope of research simply because we do not have access to certain online material. Our archives are also extremely limited in what they have, which also feeds into why we need better primary documents that can be accessed from online.
Comment from Anonymous on Sep 22 2014

The librarians are available to help you with your search for primary sources, and we encourage you to e-mail us at or call us at 601-974-1073 if you have specific questions. Also, check out our guide to online primary sources here: Good luck with your research!

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6 The library scavenger hunt was a waste of time
Comment from Anonymous on Aug 27 2012

We have had mixed feedback about the scavenger hunt with some students thinking was useful and others not thinking that it was useful. We will use this information to plan for next year. Thanks!

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7 A couple of somewhat random history books that I think are rather essential to any academic library worth its weight are: Paul Robert Magocsi's "History of Ukraine - 2nd, Revised Edition: The Land and Its People", Raymond Carr's "Spain: 1808-1975", Peter Brown's "The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, 2nd Edition", and Chris Wickham's "Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800". These books are, one and all, the best general treatments of their respective subjects. But they're only recommendations, nothing more. You've stocked a few books from Professor Raymond Carr, but somehow managed to miss his tour de force, his magnum opus. The book under discussion was written for the Oxford History of Modern Europe - a series of which you have many, but not all, of the volumes. ...Am I to believe that there are only three comments in total and none whatsoever for the entirety of 2012? Such neglect of the library, it could almost be considered abuse! Is it true one can pay $100 and be granted access to the library and its services for a year? I've been considering partaking of this opportunity, if indeed there is such an opportunity, for quite some time. Obviously, the very fact of posing such a question indicates that I'm not a student at Millsaps; rather, I'm a 20-something Jacksonian in search of a friendly, accessible, well-stocked, safe, clean library. And having browsed the online card catalogues of both Eudora Welty and Millsaps, and taking into account certain other factors, I believe your library is more suited to my needs and desires.
Comment from David on Jun 21 2012

Thanks for the suggestions.

It is true that we don't get a lot of comments on our web site, but we do an annual satisfaction survey and get a lot of comments in person.

Yes, we do offer a Courtesy Card for $100 per year. Let us know if you would like more information about our courtesy card policies.

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8 Hello,I would like to know if it will be possible to get Vilen Vardanyan's "Panorama of Psychology" for the library.Thanks :)
Comment from Anonymous on Jun 21 2011

We would like to have your email address so we know that you are faculty or a student.  Can you send your request to


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9 So...about the math problem...that reduces spam or bots or something?
Comment from Ryan on Mar 26 2009

Yes, it is designed to reduce spam.

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10 Where can we send suggestions or questions?
Comment from Maude on Apr 17 2008

Right here!

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