Welcome to the Jackson/Hinds Library System!

Greetings from the team at the Jackson/Hinds Library System!

e provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through the joint efforts of the Administrative Board of Trustees, a staff of one hundred employees, the Friends of the Library, and continued support of the City of Jackson and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

The system serves the metro area with 14 branches and one central library. The Eudora Welty Library is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Eudora Welty. It contains 200,000 volumes and the largest collection of reference materials and extensive works by Mississippi authors. Within the branch system, the Margaret Walker Alexander Library houses a special collection of African-American history. Named after Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander, award-winning author of Jubilee and other famous poetic works, the library, located near Jackson State University, offers numerous resources on the African-American heritage.

We are proud of Mississippi's rich literary tradition and cultural mosaic. The Jackson/Hinds Library System endeavors to preserve those resources that chronicle our colorful historic past as together we build the future.

We offer access to the Internet, reference resources through MAGNOLIA, the state's on-line information database, and traditional print and non-print materials for all ages. We are embarking toward an exciting time in the New South as we seek to introduce a wealth of information through new technology that will inform, enrich, and entertain in ways never offered before.

We have developed our home page with you in mind. Please access the branches and departments for information, services, and special events. We hope you will visit us regularly and we appreciate your comments!

The administrative offices of the Jackson/Hinds Library System are located at the main library on 300 North State Street in Jackson, Mississippi, and are open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM central standard time.

You may fax your requests to 601-968-5817, or email the webmaster and your messages will be forwarded to someone who will respond with the information you requested.

 >> Administration and Contacts 

Message from the Jackson-Hinds Library System Team

Administration and Contacts

Our Mission Statement

Board of Trustees

History of JHLS

    © 2002 Jackson-Hinds Library System