Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Reference Services

The Reference Department provides a variety of services including assisting in the use of electronic and print resources, conducting expert searches of online databases, and providing specialized tours and classes.

Reference Collection

The Reference Collection consists of general and specialized materials including encyclopedias, bibliographies, atlases, dictionaries, catalogs, and book reviews.  For more information call the Reference Desk at 601.925.3916.

Reference Desk Service

To aid patrons doing research, on-call reference librarians direct users to the most appropriate resources.  An effort is made to instruct users on how to find the best information, rather than merely attempting to provide direct answers.  Virtual reference services are also available through our Ask-A-Librarian service. 

Reference Desk Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (on-call)

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (on-call)

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (on-call)

Saturday Noon - 4:30 p.m. (on-call)

Summer Semester


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday Noon - 5:00 p.m.