The mission of the university library is to support the teaching, research, and service programs of the university. This shall be accomplished through instruction, networking, and access using the appropriate technology, acquisition, organization and maintenance of necessary information resources. The university library shall also provide the optimum learning environment for its diverse users.
Ask us for help, for yourself or your students! The Reference Desk is staffed from
the time the Library opens to 9:00pm, or until closing time if earlier. Feel free
to ask questions or contact us.
Have a look at our Annual Report (.PDF) to learn more about what the Library is doing.
If you would like something placed on reserve, fill out this reserves form and bring it to the circulation desk. If you'd like something to be scanned and made electronically accessible for uploading in Moodle, fill out this scan request form and bring it to the circulation desk. If you can not come to the library to do these, contact us.
These are your contacts, or Liaisons, at the Library, and you may ask them for help finding information, acquiring materials, helping your students, and more. Who is your liaison? You can find out here.
Don't assume that your students know how to do research just because they can use a computer. If your students need help, or if you just want to be sure, we librarians can come to your classroom and teach about the Library, or the class can come here. Contact us to learn more or find your subject librarian here.
GAs can check out materials for their faculty. To enable this, the GA will need to visit the library circulation desk with the faculty member's ULM ID card and a letter with the faculty member's signature which identifies the GA who is authorized to check out materials. The letter will be kept on file at circulation. This procedure will need to be repeated if/when the professor changes GAs. GAs may also pick up Interlibrary Loan materials, and can be added as "authorized users" on the professor's ILL account. To learn more about ILL, visit the ILL page.
Librarians help faculty with their teaching and research. Here are some things you
can do to learn about the library:
• Have a look at our Online Library Tour
• Browse our Frequently Asked Questions
• Visit Our Guides and tutorials page
• Learn how to access our resources remotely
Library Allocations, if available, will be sent to department heads by The Dean of the Library. A list of past expenditures can be found in our Annual Report (.PDF).
ULM faculty, staff, and students are welcome to request the purchase of books and
other media for the Library's collection. Contact us and we will assess requested
items' suitability in view of our Collection Policy (PDF), which explains what we do and do not acquire.
If there is something in the collection you feel should be removed, contact us and fill out the Censorship Form at the end of the Collection Policy (PDF).
Faculty and staff retirees are eligible for a Retired Faculty/staff ID card, which can be obtained at the Warhawk ID Services office.
Retired Faculty/Staff access privileges:
ULM faculty and staff retirees are also eligible for the President's Club Elite Loyalty Program. Included among its many benefits is an exclusive study space with computers, blackboard, and a view in room 326 of the library: