Madison County Library System
Serving Madison County, Mississippi

Branch Information & Events


102 Priestley St.
Canton, MS 39046 Directions
Monday - Friday: 8:00-4:30
Contact Info:
Telephone 601-859-7733 * Fax 601-859-0014
Director: Tonja Johnson

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting will be October 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm at the Canton Library.

Canton Public Library

Located in Canton, MS

Paul E. Griffin Library

Located in Camden, MS

Flora Public Library

Located in Flora, MS

Rebecca Baine Rigby Library

Located in Madison, MS

Elsie E. Jurgens Library

Located in Ridgeland, MS

Books & More

Online Catalog

Search for your favorite authors, view your account, read book reviews, check out the best sellers list, renew your material, and much more.

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive is back! With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from our digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card. You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period. You can also transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.

Downloadable Magazines

Check-out digital magazines at the world's largest newsstand from your iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices.  Download the RBdigital app today. If you are viewing from your browser click the link above.

Online Resources

Rocket Languages, Learning Express Library, HeritageQuest, Magnolia-EBSCOHOST, Local History Digital Collection, Bookmyne, AR BookFinder, Novelist, and MLC Blind & Physically Handicapped Library Services, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and

For Kids

AR Bookfinder

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Lexile Framework for Reading

Find the right book for your reading level.

Group Visits and Outreach Programs

Daycares, summer camps, and after school cares can register for programs! Check out the policy here and download a group visit registration form.


ALSC: Notable Children's Books
NY Times: Best Seller Children's Books
Magnolia Children's Choice Awards: A children’s choice award for the state of Mississippi
Guys Read: Booklists for Guys!

Homework Help

Check out these online resources for research, the arts, history, social science, English, math, science, health, and world languages!

Programs & Events



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For Parents and Educators

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Teaam autism ARC Scholastics Khan Academy

For Teens


The Hub Guys Litwire reading pants No Flying No Tights

College Planning

Rise Up!: Mississippi's Online Guide to Student Aid.
ACT Assessment: FAQs, sample questions, strategies, and how to register.
Learning Express Library: Practice for your AR, ACT, PSAT, SAT, & GRE tests. To register, enter your 14 digit library card number as your username, and choose a password. Click "Register," then choose your local MCLS branch and click "Continue."
Student Budget: Analyze your (or your child's) expenses as a full-time student. Provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

AR Bookfinder

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Lexile Framework for Reading

Find the right book for your reading level.

Homework Help

Check out these online resources for research, the arts, history, English, math, science, health, and world languages.

The Real World

Safekid's Resources for Youth in Crisis
Digital Ethics
How to Write a Resume
MS Driver's License Manuals
GoodCall Scholarship Search

Program & Events


Careers at MCLS

Looking for an exciting career with the Madison County Library System? Check out our Career page. . .



Other Library Services / Information

Logo About the Library

The mission of the Madison County Library System is to provide library resources and services necessary to meet the evolving informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the public, thus enhancing individual and community life. Meet new staff, keep up with our changes, what's going on with Youth Services, and much more. . . Find Friend of the Library forms for each branch located here. Sign up today! View local newspapers' press releases for the Madison County Library System.


Click here for Madison County Library System's RFP for Network Switches

Getting a Library Card Q & A Library Card

Who is eligible for a free library card?

Patrons eligible for free library service in Madison County include:
Point Madison County residents
Point Individuals who own property in Madison County but reside out of county.

Library cards are issued to individuals and are not transferrable among family members or friends. Any person age 16 and over may register by giving name, address, phone number, place of business or employment and must show one picture I.D. and proof of residence.

Can I get a card if I don't live in Madison County?

Nonresident library cards can be issued to patrons who do not meet residency requirements. The fee for this card is $30.00 per year or $20.00 for 1/2 year and is not refundable.

How old does my child need to be to get his/her own card?

Children are eligible for their own library cards when they reach the age of 5 years. All applicants age 15 and under must have a parent or legal guardian read and sign the application. Parent must be present. By reading and signing the child’s application, the parent or guardian accepts financial responsibility for all items borrowed on the child’s card. When a parent or guardian applies for a child’s card, the child must be present.

How much does a library card cost?

The original card is free. A library user who has lost his/her card may apply for a new one by showing valid identification and paying a nonrefundable $3.00 replacement charge.  Replacement cards are issued free of charge when a patron’s card becomes unusable due to normal wear.

How long is my card valid?

Library cards are valid for one year from date of issue.  At the end of that time, cards must be updated in order to extend library privileges.  To update the card, a patron must present proper identification.

Application for Library Card
Application for Library Card - Spanish

Services at your Library Services


$1.00 per page to send or receive (includes long distance and toll free numbers) No International faxes.

Flash Drives

Need to save or store data? Buy a flash drive for $5.00 at any of our five branches.

Meeting Rooms

We have meeting rooms available for nonprofit functions. See the meeting room policy. Call your local branch for more details.

Printing & Copies

Black and white prints are 20¢, color are 50¢. Black and white photocopies are 20¢.

Public Computers

Each branch has a technology lab with public PCs to use during regular business hours.


Free during library hours.

Helpful Links Helpful Links

Continuing Education

Building Skills 4 Work
Digital Learn
Learn to Type
GCF Learnfree

Government Links

Madison County
State of Mississippi
US Government

Library Resources

Mississippi Library Association (MLA)
Mississippi Digital Library
Internet Public Library
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History
MLC & the Talking Books Services

Senior Resources

Benefits Check Up
Family Caregiver Alliance
Meals on Wheels
National Council on Aging
Senior Living Map

Forms Forms and Policies

Application for Library Card
Application for Library Card (Spanish)
Meeting Room Reservation Form


Appropriate Use of the Library
Building Rules and Policies
Children-Young Adult-Policy and Procedures
Gift/Donation Policy
Internet Use Policy
Local History Collection Policy
Meeting Room Policy
Proctoring Policy
Proctoring Sites

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Get an answer for your questions about renewing material, item check out times, and more.

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