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Mississippi Library Commission

The Mississippi Library Commission is committed --- through leadership, advocacy, and service --- to strengthening and enhancing libraries and library services for all Mississippians. The Mississippi Library Commission was established in 1926 by an Act of the Mississippi Legislature. The agency was charged with giving advice, when asked, to schools and public libraries and to communities desiring to establish libraries. Further, the agency was required to obtain annual reports from all libraries in the state and to make a biennial report to the legislature of its work. The Act also authorized the Board of Commissioners to purchase and operate traveling libraries which might circulate to just about any library, organization or group including charitable and penal institutions. Today, the Mississippi Library Commission offers a wide variety of direct and indirect services to libraries, government agencies and the citizens of Mississippi. Reference librarians from the Library Services Bureau are available to assist government agencies and their employees with any questions they may have from 8-5pm Monday through Friday. State employees can even text us at 601-208-0868 for quick questions, or send us a request through Meebo chat on our blog?.


Agency Address:

3881 Eastwood Drive,
Jackson, MS 39211