Measurable growth

Message from Michael Upton, Director of Development

Thanks to your support, the University Libraries continues to grow. To demonstrate this growth, I thought I’d share some numbers from the past few years.


Between 2006 and 2011, we increased the number of volumes in the libraries from 1.3 million to 1.9 million. We also added more than 2,000 new serials in that time. Not only do we have more materials for our users, but we also have increased our services. For example, library faculty gave 519 group presentations to more than 10,000 people in 2011, compared to 287 group presentations to 5,700 people in 2006. Expenditures also increased from $6.7 million to $7.2 million over the time period.


Your generosity is what allows us to provide increased holdings and services for the Ole Miss community. Whether it’s book-buying support from the Friends of the Library or growth from one of our existing library endowments, your private support makes the difference. If you have any thoughts or questions about supporting the University Libraries, please feel free to contact me at 662-915-3027 or


Michael Upton

Director of Development