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 Jackson Hinds Library Services

• 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 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?

Jackson Reads Book Discussion--Jubilee
March 26, 2015 | Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial Event

Noted Margaret Walker scholar, Dr. Alferdteen Harrison, will lead a book discussion of Jubilee, sponsored by Mayor Tony Yarber at the Smith Robertson Museum on March 26th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Jubilee was recently selected by Yarber as the 2015 Jackson Reads book. The discussion will feature questions submitted via Twitter and also from the live audience. (Photo courtesy of Jackson State University)

For My People: What the Internationally Famous Poem Has to Say to Young People Today
March 25, 2015 | Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial Event

Join JSU Scholar C. Leigh McInnis of Jackson State University on Thursday, March 26th at 4 PM at Medgar Evers Library. McInnis will discuss Walker's ground-breaking poem, For My People, and what it can mean to young persons today. This event is funded with a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council and is one in a year-long series of Centennial events sponsored by the MHC. (Poster image courtesy of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University.)

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.)

Bolden Moore Library Closed
March 23, 2015 | General News

Due to construction in the parking lot of the Bolden Moore Library, the library will be closed until further notice. The City of Jackson expects the work to last 2-3 days. Patrons should use the book drop, which will be checked frequently, to return any books that are due.

March 22, 2015 | General News

Mayor Tony Yarber has provided copies of the "Bold New Infrastructure Improvement Plan" for public use at all 8 city library branches of the Jackson Hinds Library System. The plan, which is part of an integrated effort to inform the public about proposed plans to use funds from the recently passed 1% sales tax, is now available for public scrutiny at each local library branch in the City of Jackson. Jackson residents are encouraged to stop by the library and read the plan. Comment cards will soon be available for residents to use in providing feedback to city officials about the contents of the plan.

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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