Library Resources

Library orientation is available to familiarize you with library resources. Faculty can schedule instruction for their individual classes to provide students with information on how to navigate the library website for sources for research papers and assignments.

Library Information Literacy Instruction

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”

—Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, Association of College and Research Libraries

Library instruction at Millsaps College utilizes the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education created by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Information literacy skills or digital literacy skills is the ability to identify, assess, organize, utilize and communicate information in any format. These skills are important and are particularly valuable when evaluating the quality and credibility of information, solving a problem or making a decision. They are essential for functioning effectively in the workplace.

Library instruction sessions can be held in the Library Computer Lab, Millsaps Room or in your classroom. They can be as short as 30 minutes or can take up an entire class period. Sessions are interactive and include an instruction portion and a portion dedicated to students practicing research skills and resource evaluation.

Some of the subjects that can be covered are:

  • Basic and advanced searching in Big Search
  • Understanding who is an authority on a topic and why
  • How to use library databases, such as JSTOR and Project MUSE
  • Search strategies
  • Formulating an appropriate research topic
  • Finding books in the library
  • Peer Review
  • Classes are available by request, and student learning is at its best when library instruction is scheduled in connection to a relevant assignment.

To sign up for library instruction, please send your requests to [email protected]

Renew my items/My Account

Log in and renew your items.


Printing Overview
Students receive $15 print credit each semester. Once this credit has been used, students will need to purchase additional print credit at the library’s front desk.

View your PaperCut printing account
Go to and log in with your Millsaps username and password, or click on the Details link in the PaperCut account balance window.
In your account you can see a summary of printing activity.

You can also redeem a card to add printing credit to your account, transfer credit to another person, see a history of transactions and recent print jobs, and log out.

  • Double-sided/duplex prints are $.07 per page. Double-sided printing is the default on campus.
  • Single-sided prints are $.05 per page. Your $15 credit equals 300 pages.
  • You can buy $1 or $5 print cards at the library using cash or check, or by charging your student account.
  • Balances remaining at the end of the Fall Semester can be carried over to the Spring Semester. Quota balances will not carry over to the Fall Semester. Purchased print funds carry over, but there are no cash refunds for purchased print funds.
  • Your account will not be charged if the printer jams or runs out of paper.
  • Even if you cancel a job, it still may appear as though it printed, but you should not be charged. Check your recent print jobs in PaperCut to see what you have been charged.
  • Student organizations have special printing accounts for officers and are billed separately by Student Affairs. Student workers also have special printing accounts for work-related printing. Check with your supervisor for information. These accounts are monitored to ensure they are not being used for personal printing.

Printing to a Student Lab Printer
In an application (Word, Excel, etc.), click the print button and then click OK. Printing defaults to duplex (double-sided) printing. Single-sided printing can be selected by clicking Properties, then the Printing Shortcuts tab, and changing the Print on Both Sides setting.

Then, the PaperCut Job Notification window opens, showing the number of pages in the job and the cost to be charged to your account. If you are authorized to charge to another account, select that account. Select Print.

Your print job will not have a cover sheet. Be sure to retrieve it as soon as possible. Double-sided printing is the default setting, and this setting provides a 30% discount.

Web Print in the Library

How to print from your laptop using Web Print in the library:

  1. Go to and log in with your Millsaps username and password.
  2. Click Web Print (located in the column on the left side)
  3. Click Submit a Job
  4. Select printer labeled mil-svr-prnt-01\mil-PQ-Library-01 and click the “2. Print Options and Account Selection” on the lower right
  5. Note how many copies to print and click “3. Upload Documents” on the lower right
  6. Click the “Choose Files” button and find your document
  7. Click on the “Upload & Complete” button on the lower right
  8. The print job will load on the Web Print screen
  9. To print a particular print job, under Status, click on “Held in a queue”
  10. On the Jobs Pending Release page, under Action, click “Print”
  11. Your prints will be ready at the printer near the library’s front desk

Request a Refund
If there is a problem with your printout (e.g., paper jam, low print quality), you can request a refund by logging into your PaperCut account details page:

1. Go to:

2. Click Recent Print Jobs, and use the Request Refund option for the print job.

3. You will be required to provide a reason for the refund request.

4. Once submitted, the PaperCut administrators will review the request and approve or deny it. This may take up to 24 hours, and longer on weekends. If a refund is given, it will only be given as print credit.

Interlibrary Loan Requests (ILL)

If you are a member of the Millsaps community and cannot locate a book or article in the library, you may request the item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Interlibrary Loan is available only to Millsaps College faculty, students and staff.

Click on a link below to fill out the appropriate ILL form. Please sign in with your Millsaps username and password:

Book Request Form >

Article Request Form >

By submitting requests, you agree to:

  • Follow the Copyright Law of the United States and agree not to exceed the “fair use” of a copyrighted work. Please see the Copyright Notice section below.
  • Accept responsibility for monitoring your email.
  • Accept and follow the policies. Please see the Interlibrary Loan Policies section below.
  • Accept responsibility for any overdue or replacement fees. Fines are $1/day for late items.

Important Notes:

  • Please verify that the Millsaps-Wilson Library does not own the requested item by first searching in Big Search, the Catalog and/or the Journals search box.
  • Provide complete citations to help expedite the ILL process.

Millsaps-Wilson Library Interlibrary Loan Policies:

  • No more than 10 active requests will be processed for each patron at a time.
    • In most cases, ILL requests will be fulfilled at no cost to faculty, students or staff.
    • In cases when fees are charged by another institution, library users are responsible for fees.
    • If you lose an ILL item, please contact [email protected] so we can make arrangements for payment with the lending institution.
    • When filling out ILL forms online, indicate the maximum cost you are willing to pay for materials. Fees must be paid before items are requested from lending institutions.
    • When a thesis or dissertation is not available from a lender, we can sometimes purchase a copy for you. If you opt for us to purchase a thesis or dissertation on your behalf, you are responsible for the fees.

Account Management:
To manage your ILL account, please log in with your Millsaps username and password:

The checkout period is determined by the lending library. Library users receive an email when materials requested become available.

The due date will be listed on the cover of your item. Late fees are $1/day.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Copyright Notice:
I agree to follow the Copyright Law of the United States and agree not to exceed the “fair use” of a copyrighted work.

NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S.Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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