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 About Jackson Hinds Library System

• About Library System

We provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through our 15 locations.

• Executive Director & Team

The executive director is chief administrative officer over all fifteen Jackson Hinds Library System locations. Learn more here about our executive director and talented library team that operate it.

• Board of Trustees

Board meetings are usually held at 4:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding June and December. Meetings are usually held in the Ellen Douglas Room, Eudora Welty Library. Meetings open to public.

• Our Policies

The Jackson Hinds Library System has listed all of it's available policies for you to review. If you have any questions then please contact us.

• Community Links

Jackson Hinds Library System provides community links into the greater Jackson, Mississippi area. If you would like to be added then contact us.

• Contact JHLS

Looking to contact a specific Jackson Hinds Library department? Maybe you just want to send us a quick message? Use our online contact form today.

• Friends of the Library

Learn more about the friends of Jackson Hinds Library System.

• Employment Opportunities

View our available employment opportunities and apply online. All available job listings for the Jackson Hinds Library System will be posted here.

• Donate to JHLS

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Our Policies


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• Code of Conduct Policy

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The Board of Trustees strives to provide an atmosphere in which library patrons and employees can use library materials and services without being disturbed or impeded by other
library users, be secure and comfortable and have access to materials and facilities that are readily available and in good condition.
To this end, the Board of Trustees has established a code of conduct. Please see the attached PDF file.

• Internet Safety Policy

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JHLS provides Internet access in accordance with the Library's Mission Statement and the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights statement. This Internet Safety Policy was effective July 1, 2002. Download the PDF for more information.

• Computer Usage Policy

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Basic personal knowledge of computer use, software applications, and some knowledge about how to use the Internet are expected of patrons. Although library staff is able to offer searching suggestions and answer some questions, they cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet and personal computer use because of existing duties. Download the PDF for more information.

• Wireless Internet Policy

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Jackson Hinds Library System offers wireless "WiFi" access to the Internet as part of the library system's service to its patrons. When using the JHLS' Internet service patrons are accepting the Internet Safety Policy. Patrons should take time to read the policy before using the Internet and accepting its terms. Download the PDF for more information.


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