Academics

Library

A powerful campus resource, the Hyde Library is a welcoming, comfortable place for research and study. A certified teacher librarian integrates research skills into the curriculum and teaches an introductory course to seventh graders. Librarians assist students and teachers with projects and solicit their ideas for materials selection. They also host author visits, sponsor book clubs, and provide breakfast treats during exams.

The library features a wireless lab with laptops and iPads, a video production room with iMac computers, single and group study rooms, and the Harkins Archives.

Parents, students, and faculty access library resources under the library Resource Board when they are logged in to our school system.
 
Our Collection
The MUS Hyde Library boasts a collection of over 600,000 items, including 44,000 print books, 50,000+ videos, and 325,000+ electronic books, magazines and journals, plus interlibrary loan services. 
 
Author Visits
Each year the school hosts guest authors who speak in general assembly, conduct writing workshops, and sign books. It is a marvelous opportunity for students to meet writers they already admire and become introduced to works they have not yet explored. See more about recent author visits here.

Harkins Archives
The Harkins Archives are located on the ground floor of the Hyde Library. MUS print publications, photographs, and memorabilia are carefully collected and preserved for use by the students, faculty, and administration. Alumni are welcome to make an appointment by emailing library@musowls.org to schedule a viewing.

Digital Archives
The archives hosts two digital collections of MUS printed materials. The Yearbook Collection holds all of the MUS yearbooks from 1903 to 2009 and The Owl's Hoot student newspapers. The MUS Digital Publications Archive is found on Archive-It, a subscription service which allows our institution to build, manage, and search our website, videos, and social media.
 
MAISLIC
Formed in 1980 under the leadership of MUS to facilitate library cooperation among its members, Memphis Area Independent School Library Information Consortium is open to all Memphis independent schools. A primary goal of MAISLIC is to use technology to better serve the libraries' communities. To that end members share a fully integrated online catalog that increases the libraries' efficiency and provides users with Internet access to their collections. Students and faculty enjoy circulation privileges at all MAISLIC libraries. In 1981, MAISLIC became the first independent school member of SOLINET/OCLC, an international bibliographic network.
 
MAISLIC is also a member of Tenn-Share, a cooperative network of Tennessee libraries, and the Memphis Area Library Council.

List of 5 members.