300 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39201
The Jackson Hinds Library Board of Trustees has recommended to the Jackson City Council that a building on Chastain Drive, which was formerly used by Virginia College, be leased or purchased for the purpose of providing a new library to the community. The building has 15,000 square feet of space, which is considerably larger than the current Tisdale Library. An insurance claim on the existing building has been filed by the City and is pending. The book and AV collections, as well as the furniture and computers, were recently tested and found to be mold-free. They will be moved to a storage location beginning next week . If you believe that the Tisdale Library is important to the surrounding community it serves, please contact your City Council representative and ask them to move forward as soon as possible to relocate and reopen the Tisdale Library. if a location is secured, the library could be reopened in the new location in 10-12 weeks.