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Library Guide for Military and Veteran Students

This guide provides a starting point for the use of University Libraries by students who serve in the military or are veterans and their dependent family members.


If you are not able to visit the library and need assistance, please use the Ask-a-Librarian service to receive assistance via e-mail or chat. Telephone assistance is also available. Call the following phone numbers to request reference assistance from any of the University Libraries:

  • Cook Library (Hattiesburg): 601.266.4249
  • Gulf Coast Library (Long Beach): 228.214.3450
  • Gunter Library (Ocean Springs): 228.872.4213
  • McCain Library and Archives (Hattiesburg): 601.266.4345

Dependent family members of military and veteran students are welcome to visit any of the libraries in person. Visitors may use library resources and services inside library buildings, including public computing. Dependent family members may obtain library borrowing privileges by joining the Friends of University Libraries or the Southern Miss Alumni Association. For more information, visit the circulation desk at Cook Library or Gulf Coast Library. 


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Military Installations near Southern Miss

  • Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC)  
    Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) is primarily located in portions of Perry and Forrest Counties with a small portion in Greene County, in south Mississippi. The training center was established in 1917 in support of mobilization during World War I and it has served almost continuously since then as a training site, not only for the Reserve Components of the Army, but also for the Active Components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The training site consists of a mix of State, Department of Defense, and U.S. Forest Service lands in the DeSoto National Forest.
  • Stennis Space Center (SSC)
    Stennis Space Center (SSC) is the home of Special Boat Team 22 and Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, as well as other Navy tenants. Those include the Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command which includes the largest concentration of oceanographers in the world, along with the Naval Oceanographic Office and U.S. Naval Research Lab, the Navy’s corporate laboratory. SSC is also home to more than 30 resident agencies, which includes federal, state, academic and private organizations and numerous technology-based companies.
  • Keesler Air Force Base
    Keesler Air Force Base, in Biloxi, Miss., is the home of the 81st Training Wing and offers courses to both officer and enlisted technical training students with various backgrounds and experience including students from various branches of service and around the world
  • NCBC Gulfport (Construction Battalion Center Gulfport)  
    NCBC exists to maintain and operate facilities and provide services and material in support of Naval Construction Force Units, to include Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced), and other fleet and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at NCBC Gulfport, and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be assigned by higher authority.

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