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 Jackson Hinds Library Services

• Take Our Library Service Survey

Please tell us about your recent experiences, good or bad, by taking this 3-5 minute survey. We promise to use your responses to improve the service at your local library branch.

• Wireless Printing for Laptops

All of our 15 library branches offer wireless printing services for laptop computer users.

• JHLS Interlibrary Loan Program

If you are searching for a book but cannot find it in our library collections, try our Interlibrary Loan Service made available through OCLC and Worldcat.org. Worldcat.org is an online catalog with over 2 billion entries from 10,000 libraries all over the world.

• MAGNOLIA State-Funded Online Databases

The MAGNOLIA state-funded research database website provides free access to high-quality journal articles and other information for all ages and educational levels.

• Morningstar Investment Research Center

The Morningstar Investment Research Center is now available for investors at the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson. Use one of the most comprehensive investment online tools available today at no cost on library premises. Use your own laptop or one of our high-speed public access computers.

• Get2College Center (Sponsored by ESF)

Geared to students that may be preparing to go to college, the site has information about free ACT and SAT classes, financial aid, FAFSA preparation and a wealth of other topics.

• EBSCO Database Services

EBSCO Publishing offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed to meet the reference needs of elementary, high school and college students. This powerful, one-stop reference center has journal sources with information on literary criticism, business, health, computer, library and a wide variety of other subjects.

• Chilton's Online Automobile Repair Manuals

Put yourself in the driver's seat by accessing the JHLS Chilton's online repair databases available 24/7 from the library system's web page. Use this free resource when you need information about automobile and other engines from the year 1940 onwards. Chilton's contains print manuals and video clips to aid with engine repair work.

You will need your library barcode to use this database.

• Foundation Center Online

Are you searching for foundations that can give money to your non-profit organization? Check out the Foundation Center Online available at the Eudora Welty Library on a computer workstation adjacent to the reference desk.

• Clarion Ledger Online

Your Jackson Hinds Library barcode allows you to view the online archives of the Clarion Ledger back to 2003.

• Ancestry.Com Library Edition

If your family tree is still missing a few branches, stop into Welty or Quisenberry Library to use one of the premier genealogical research tools at no cost. Search over 11 million genealogical records and 30,000 family records to find your family history.

• Capital Area Bar Association Law Library

Eudora Welty Library hosts the CABA (Capital Area Bar Association) Online Law Library Service computers. Two research computers allow the public to search the Lexis Nexis legal databases. These services are available during regular library hours.

• Library Employment

We welcome employment applications from qualified applicants with excellent customer service skills who would like to join our organization. You will find an employment application by clicking the title link above.

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Welcome to the Jackson Hinds Library System!

Wherever your busy spring takes you, you will find one of our 15 convenient libraries on your way. Stop in soon to rent some DVDs, pick up a bestseller, grab some books for the kids or select a CD book to hear while you are carpooling. Wherever you are going, we are right on your way!

What's New at the Jackson Hinds Library System?

Share Your Library Memories With Us!
May 01, 2015 | General News

Celebrate National Library Week with us by sharing your favorite library memories with us in a short two question survey. Did you research or write your great American novel at one of our libraries? Did the library help you find a new job? Did you meet your husband or wife while browsing in the stacks? Tell us about it in a short survey:

Meet Executive Director Patty Furr
April 30, 2015 | General News

Meet Executive Director Patty Furr in a recent MPB Mississippi Arts Hour radio interview with host Turry Flucker. Furr shares details from her early life and professional career, while outlining the integral role that a great public library can play in a community.

Richard Wright Daemonic Genuis: What the Book Reveals about Walker and Her Relationship with Richard Wright
April 16, 2015 | Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial Event

You are Invited to the next lecture in the Mississippi Humanities Commission Series celebrating the Margaret Walker Centennial. This talk, presented by Walker Scholar, Dr. Jerry Ward on April 16th at the Richard Wright Library will discuss the real story of the relationship between Margaret Walker Alexander and famed author, Richard Wright.

Have You Picked Up Your Copy of Jubilee?
March 24, 2015 | Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial Event

Celebrate the Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial by reading Jubilee, the book chosen by Mayor Tony Yarber as the 2015 Jackson Reads selection. Jubilee is the true story of the maternal grandmother of Margaret Walker, an internationally famous Mississippi writer who made her home in Jackson for most of her adult life. Find your copy at any JHLS library branch. (Cover image courtesy of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University.)

Metro Center Book Sale Has Bargains Galore!
March 20, 2015 | Metro Center Book Sale

Do you love books, but hate to pay top prices? We have a book store for you! Our Metrocenter Mall Book Sale is an easy-to-locate and very secure shopping space which is open 6 days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM for your convenience. All items are $1.00 or less, and some free books are offered to the public everyday.

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