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The University of Southern Mississippi

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Gulf Coast Library. White stucco building with a red clay roof, trees to the front.
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Gunter Library. Dark brick building with a covered walk in front.


The Friends of University Libraries is an organization providing support for the research, teaching and public service missions of The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. In addition to supporting the services, facilities and activities of the Libraries, the Friends encourage financial contributions in the form of gifts, endowments and bequests as well as solicit donations of materials for the Libraries' collections.

Members also have access to the resources of the University Libraries in accord with library policy and may check out circulating materials. Membership is renewable on an annual basis. 

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Membership in the Friends confers:

  • University Library privileges (excluding remote access) and the ability to check out materials that circulate

  • Copies of all University Libraries publications and periodic updates from the Dean of University Libraries


Members at or above the Contributor level will:

  • Have their names listed in Library News, University Libraries' monthly newsletter


Members at the Dean's Circle level are invited to select activities in attendance with the Dean of Libraries.



Memberships are valid for one year from the date of joining, excluding the Life membership. Renewal notices are sent approximately one month prior to the end of the individual's membership year. Membership is open to any person interested in the purpose of the organization upon payment of dues. Each member is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and hold office.

​Membership Levels: 

  • Southern Miss Student - $10.00

  • Friend - $25.00

  • Contributor - $50.00

  • Sponsor - $100.00

  • Benefactor - $250.00

  • Corporate Partner - $500.00

  • Life - One-time fee of $1,000.00

  • Dean's Circle - One-time fee of $1,000.00 and $500.00 Annually 

  • 10% Military discount - active and retired

You can purchase your membership in one of three ways:

Printable Mail-in Form
Sign up at any Southern Miss Libraries' Circulation Desk

University employee payroll deduction

Thank you to our members:

Sponsor Level Members:

Lark and Susan Burchell

Benefactor Level Members:

Lifetime Members: 

Daniel Ball

Kelli Overmyer



Tel: 601.266.4241

118 College Drive #5053

Hattiesburg, Miss 39406

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Interested in supporting the arts at Southern Miss? 

The arts programs at Southern Miss including Art and Design, Dance and Theatre in the School of Performing and Visual Arts, the School of Music, and the Center for Writers in the School of Humanities are grateful to Partners for the Arts.

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