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Library Resources
Saint Leo University students have a wealth of library resources available. The University provides live reference help 7 days a week; online databases with full text journal articles; scanned book chapters on request, and more. Local public and many other academic libraries are open to students as well.  Saint Leo University is committed to providing readily available, high quality materials and services to all its students, no matter where they are located and The Cannon Memorial Library home page  is your starting point for web-based library services and resources.

Moreover, Saint Leo University provides a Center-based librarian to coordinate library services to all students and faculty at Columbus AFB. For answers to reference questions, aid in developing research strategies, assistance with database searches, help locating specific materials, submitting interlibrary loan requests, or obtaining library assistance, please contact: 

Regional Librarian for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina centers:

Contact Information

If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail.

  • Ask a Librarian (eMail Form), phone: 800.359.5945
  • Circulation phone: 352.588.8476
  • Graduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide - TBD, please call the reference desk. (800) 359-5945.
  • Undergraduate Online Services Librarian - SLU Worldwide Michelle Joy
  • Regional Librarian Christine Woods (CA, VA, MS, TX)
  • Regional Librarian Viki Stoupenos (GA, SC, FL)

Library Card Reimbursement Policy

Saint Leo University students attending the Columbus AFB Center may utilize area public, academic, and base libraries to supplement Saint Leo resources.These libraries will require a borrowing card in order for you to check out materials. You should obtain borrowing cards at both a public library and an academic library.  

With the purpose of ensuring that every student has book-borrowing privileges, Saint Leo University will reimburse every off-campus student for one library card from a university in their area (not to exceed $150). Students need to save their receipt, fill out the library reimbursement form and contact their Education Center about how to get reimbursed. 

Local Libraries
Local public libraries in Mississippi provide both free borrowing privileges to local residents and free online database access via the Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access (MAGNOLIA). Be sure to request a MAGNOLIA login and password when you register for a borrowing card or the next time you visit your public library.

Local Libraries in the Columbus Area
Area libraries available to Saint Leo University students attending Columbus AFB are listed below. Please telephone or review libraries' web sites before visiting in order to obtain current information on operating hours, user services, access policies and if any, branch locations.

Academic Libraries

Mississippi State University Library     |     662-325-7668
395 Hardy Road
Columbus, MS 39762
Mississippi State University Library

Public Libraries

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library     |     662-329-5300
314 7th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

Military Libraries

Columbus Air Force Base Library     |     662-434-2934
555 7th Street
Bldg. 715
Columbus, MS 39710

Columbus Air Force Base Library