Welcome to the Jackson/Hinds Library System!
from the team at the Jackson/Hinds Library System!
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
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
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
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
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.