For the Public

Need to find a Mississippi public library?

Try the Mississippi Public Library Directory.

 

Need to take a practice test for the ACT, GED, PRAXIS? Need to brush up on reading, math, or computer skills?

LearningExpress Library (previously called Learn-a-Test) offers online tutorials and practice tests designed to help students and adults learn basic skills, improve their knowledge of common subjects, and prepare to score well on school, college, and career exams. LearningExpress is provided free to all Mississippians through their public libraries.

 

Need to find an article for your research paper?

MAGNOLIA is a collection of online full-text resources funded by the Mississippi Legislature for access through any publicly funded school, library, university, or agency. Access is available from home or office with a password that can be obtained from your local public library, or by calling MLC’s Information Desk at 1-877-KWIK-REF.

 

Need to ask a question?

MLC’s Information Desk provides answers to your questions on any topic at all. Professional research staff is available 8-5 Monday-Friday via phone (1-877-KWIK-REF), email (mlcref@mlc.lib.ms.us), text (601-208-0868) or chat.

 

Need to access talking books or large print materials because of a visual or physical limitation?

The Talking Book Services (TBS) catalog provides online access to the specialized collection of digital cartridge and cassette books, Braille, and descriptive videos contained in the collection. This online catalog is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection; however, loan of materials is limited to those meeting specific federal eligibility criteria for individuals with visual impairments, physical limitations, and reading disabilities. Need more information? Contact Talking Book Services at 1-800-446-0892.

 

Need to find a book at the Library Commission?

The Library Commission’s Resource Library Catalog provides online access to the Primary Resource Collection. This collection is developed to serve as the primary support for Mississippi public libraries and to meet the information needs of Mississippi state government. This collection includes reference, non-fiction, audiovisual, periodical, Mississippiana, large print, and specialized resources.

 

 Need to find a book anywhere in the state?

The Statewide Virtual Union Catalog and Interlibrary Loan (VUC/ILL) system provides a single point of access to participating Mississippi public library catalogs. Patrons registered with the Mississippi Library Commission can place requests on the VUC by logging into the Commission’s Resource Library Catalog. Need help? Contact MLC’s Information Desk at 1-877-KWIK-REF.

 

Need more information?

Contact MLC’s Information Desk at 601-432-4492 or mlcref@mlc.lib.ms.us for more information regarding these services.