Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Community Users

Leland Speed Library extends its resources to community users, although its primary commitment is to the students, faculty, and staff of Mississippi College. People from Clinton and the greater Jackson area are welcome to use the facilities and collections with some restrictions.

  • Users under the tenth grade must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Reference service provided to community users is limited to answering basic directional questions.

  • Community users may use MICAL (the online catalog) and the book and periodical collections. Subject to licensing restrictions and equipment availability, limited access is available to some electronic databases. Priority use of these databases is reserved for current Mississippi College students, faculty and staff. General access to the Internet/World Wide Web and e-mail is not available to community users.

  • Limited borrowing privileges from the Leland Speed Library collection are granted upon purchase of a Community User card. Members of the Clinton community, students and faculty from other universities, and M.C. alumni may purchase a Community User card at the Circulation Desk for an annual fee.

  • Fines and replacement fees are charged to the cardholder for overdue and/or unreturned items checked out in the Community User's name.

  • Community User Fee Applications and a copy of the community user fee policy are available at the Circulation Desk. More information may be obtained by calling 601.925.3232.

 NOBTS Extension Students:

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) Extension students may borrow books from Speed Library upon presentation of a current library card. Local pastors must present proof of pastorship. A list of current NOBTS Extension students is provided to the library each semester.

The card must be renewed each semester and entitles the cardholder to check out up to 5 items for a period of three weeks.  Two three-week renewals are allowed. Fines, replacement fees, and processing fees are charged to the cardholder for overdue and unreturned items. 

SOURCE: Board of Trustees, March 19, 1998