Outside Resources

Below are educational resources provided by Jackson Hinds Library System which are found outside of our library network that we partner with and promote in the Greater Jackson, Mississippi area.

NOTE: We are not accepting unsolicited content and/or commercial requests to add resource links to our website. All requests will be denied.

FindTreatment.gov by SAMHSA

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

This resource is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed professional.

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NAMI Mississippi - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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NAMI Mississippi, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non-profit, advocacy organization. NAMI groups at the local affiliate, state, and national levels share one common goal: To improve the quality of life of persons living with serious mental illness along with their friends and families. NAMI Mississippi is made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals and friends working to accomplish their mission through mutual support, education, advocacy, and research.

They offer support groups, educational programs, an annual charity walk and more. The support group and affiliate meeting schedule is available on the website.

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Need Free Medical Treatment in Jackson, Mississippi?

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If you are without insurance and need free medical treatment in the Jackson Area, the Jackson Free Clinic is here to help.

This clinic is operated by the University of Mississippi Medical Center students and offers medical, dental and even psychiatry services on the third Saturday of the month only. Please call for more information.

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Basic ESL: Real Help for Those Who Want to Learn English

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Currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.

This resource allows non-native English speakers to improve their skills in English. You can choose from many different language groups and use these resources as a coaching tool.

Languages supported include:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

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Memorial Day on May 27th


  • Story Time / Art's & Craft at Margaret Walker Alexander Library every Tuesday starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Adult Day Out at the Library at Ella Bess Austin Library every 2nd Tues & Thurs each month at 10:00 a.m.
  • Marcel the Camel Story Time at Beverly J. Brown Library (Byram) every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Cooking Matters
  • Everything S.T.R.E.A.M at Medgar Evers Library every Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Fantastic Friday Story Time at Medgar Evers Library every Friday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Read, Rock n' Rhyme Story Time at Medgar Evers Library every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • One on one Computer Skill Enhancement at Medgar Evers Library every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
  • After School Homework Help at Ella Bess. Austin Library from Mon - Thurs at 4:15 p.m.
  • Tech Drop-In Help at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every Tues & Thurs at 10:00 a.m.
  • S.T.R.E.A.M Saturdays at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Lego Robotics at Evelyn Taylor Library (Utica) every 2nd and 4th at
  • Adult Bingo! at Quisenberry Library every 2nd and 4th Monday
  • Reading Buddies & Homework Help at Quisenberry Library every Tues, Wed, and Thurs.
  • Homework Help at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every Monday and Thursday

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