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Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )

Most frequently asked questions people have for the Jackson Hinds Library System are listed below. If you do not see your particular question, please do not hesitate to call the library closest to you.


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• ( Q ) How much does it cost to rent a DVD?

( A ) New DVD rentals that have been out for less than 3 months are $1.00 for a one week check-out. DVDs that are older than 3 months are free to rent.

Overdue fees for all DVDs are $1.00 per day.

• ( Q ) How do I renew my library card?

( A ) Its easy! Please stop by any open branch within the library system to show proof that they live in Hinds County and provide updated information on your address and phone numbers.

Library cards must be renewed once a year.

• ( Q ) How long is my library card valid?

( A ) Your library card is always valid, as long as you visit one of our libraries at least once per year. Any card can be renewed by verifying address and telephone numbers on or around the time the card is set to expire.

• ( Q ) Where can I return my library items?

( A ) You can return your books, CD books, DVDs and all other library items to any of the open locations of the Jackson/Hinds Library System. Use our convenient book drops to make sure your books are checked in promptly.

DVDs and AV items must be returned at a circulation desk, not put into the book drop.

• ( Q ) Can I return my books after the library closes?

( A ) Most all of our branches have a book return slot or an outside book drop for returning books after our normal hours of operation.

Any books returned to these boxes will be credited to your account on the library's next operational day.


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