Information Access Services

Information Access Services is comprised of Cataloging, Collection Management, Interlibrary Loan and Libraries Information Systems. The purpose of Information Access Services is to provide and promote information resources that foster academic success and support the University of Memphis community.


The Cataloging Department creates, maintains, and enhances records and resource descriptions in the University Libraries' bibliographic database in support of the diverse academic programs at the University of Memphis. The department catalogs, classifies, and processes items in a variety of formats and languages, providing subject and other access points, to enable researchers to find, identify, select, obtain, and navigate materials in the library's collections through the University Libraries' online catalog.

University Libraries also hosts the catalogs of Jackson State Community College, LeMoyne-Owen College, and the University of Memphis Law School Library.


Collection Management orders and receives all library materials other than items designated as government publications. The Department also screens, evaluates, and processes all materials donated to the University Libraries (except some materials donated for Special Collections or the branch libraries). In addition, Collection Management maintains subscriptions to print and electronic periodicals and databases. 

It is the practice of the University Libraries to extend to the university's teaching and research faculty opportunities to select for purchase, within annual budgetary limits, library materials that support their programs. The judgment of the scholarly worth of materials being considered for purchase is reserved for the teaching and research faculty. Judgment of the appropriateness of gift materials rests with the library faculty. 

Contact: lib_acq@memphis.edu  


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service (the UofM Libraries absorb all associated costs) that allows you to request materials we do not have in the UofM library collection.

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Systems provides technology services to libraries’ users and staff. They maintain the libraries’ web interfaces and softwares used to manage information related to resource access and patron accounts.  

Contact: lib_sys@memphis.edu