Email Address

library@leighton-edu.us

Library Support

(662) 280-5444

Office Address

107 Stateline Road East, Southaven, MS 38671

Library Services

Students who can find, evaluate, and use information are more successful in their classes and will be more successful at life-long learning after graduation. The University Library is here to boost your confidence as a proficient information seeker and user, enabling you to work independently. Leighton Library makes readily available library materials that will meet all students, staff, and faculty informational, educational, and recreational needs. The growing collections at the Library reflects the strengths of the University across disciplines.

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Support from the Librarian

The Library, virtual or physical, is more than just endless links and shelves of books — be aware of resources at your disposal to see tangible results in your academics.

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Support from the Librarian

The Library, virtual or physical, is more than just endless links and shelves of books — be aware of resources at your disposal to see tangible results in your academics.

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Support on Your Term Paper

A literature review plays a significant part in a term paper - you are expected to summarize and synthesize others' ideas as a foundation to new insight that you contribute.

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Support on Your Term Paper

A literature review plays a significant part in a term paper - you are expected to summarize and synthesize others' ideas as a foundation to new insight that you contribute.

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Support Resources in Our Library

Beyond the online resources that provide full-text access to a wealth of research resources, the Library staff will help you navigate support services available to you.

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Support Resources in Our Library

Beyond the online resources that provide full-text access to a wealth of research resources, the Library staff will help you navigate support services available to you.

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Our Value Statements

We align our programs and service with the overarching mission of the University and needs of our communities and strive to create shared ownership of our Library. In our pursuit for excellence, we aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable arm of the University. Our value statements offer the fundamental beliefs that guide interactions among the staff of the library and with its users and our partners.

Student-Centered

We value our responsibility to provide a student-centered learning environment. Creating a student-centered learning environment begins with the Library's staff acknowledging all students learn differently. This insight is based on each of our own personal journeys as learners. This identification being the Library staffs' greatest asset.

Collaboration

We value active purposeful collaboration. Collaborative learning in essence is people working jointly to solve a challenge, derive meaning from a body of material or cooperate with each other to create a product. A pivotal question or problem provides the drive to organize and agree on activities, and collectively arrive to a solution.

Service

We value our dedicated role to provide service. We strive to customize instructional services to meet the learning goals of each student, staff, faculty research activities. We strive to provide services that connect students, staff, and faculty to equal access to the most appropriate research materials and promote the development of valuable research skills.

Stewardship

We value a commitment to the efficient and responsible stewardship of resources; including collections, equipment, and financial and human resources. We hold ourselves accountable and responsible to our community and partners in the use of our resources responsibly.

Curiosity

We value a sustained culture of exploration, innovation and forward thinking by creating environments that support learning and growth. Curiosity permits us to challenge ourselves to dig deeper to discover new passions in ourselves and new delights in others.

Access

We value the promotion of equal and unconstrained access to information that should be regarded as the cornerstone of education and an equal playing ground. We recognize and celebrate excellence whenever and wherever we encounter it.

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Be a Part of the Scholarly Community!

There is no doubt that the Library always has strong potential to create a special community of learners. The University Library strives to constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse community of learners, while advancing the institution’s clear mission, values, and vision.

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