Madison County Library System

Serving Madison County, Mississippi

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About the Library

Mission Statement

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.

Newsletters

Meet new staff, keep up with our changes, what's going on with Youth Services, and much more. . .

Friends of the Library

Find FOL forms for each branch located here. Sign up today!

Press Releases

View local newspapers' press releases for the Madison County Library System.

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

Search titles from a wide range of genres: literature, mystery and thriller, the latest popular fiction, romance, biography, business, self-improvement, youth, and many more.

Online Resources

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

Upcoming Events

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For Kids

AR Bookfinder

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

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.

Booklists

ALSC: Notable Children's Books
NY Times: Best Seller Children's Books
Bookwink: Recommended reading for grades 3-8
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

Canton
Camden
Flora
Madison
Ridgeland

Games

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For Parents and Educators

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For Teens

Booklists

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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.

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
Social Networking Safety
How to Write a Resume
MS Driver's License Manuals


Program & Events

Canton
Camden
Flora
Madison
Ridgeland

Getting a Library Card

Who is eligible for a free library card?

Patrons eligible for free library service in Madison County include:

bullet Madison County residents

bullet 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 16 and over may register by giving name, address, phone, 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. A temporary card can be issued to anyone who will be living in the county for three months or less.

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.

Other Library Services / Information

Frequently Asked Questions?

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

Wifi

Free during library hours.

Public Computers

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

Wireless Printing

Click here for Camden
Click here for Canton
Click here for Flora
Click here for Madison
Click here for Ridgeland

Meeting Rooms

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

Jobs

Want to start your career with MCLS? See what we have available.

Fax

$1.00 per page to send or receive (includes long distance and toll free numbers) No International faxes. Ridgeland branch does not have long distance fax service.

Flash Drives

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

Printing & Copies

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

Local Government Links

Madison County
City of Canton
City of Madison
City of Ridgeland
Town of Flora
State of Mississippi

Local Area Chamber of Commerce

Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Madison the City Chamber of Commerce
Ridgeland the City Chamber of Commerce
Canton the City Chamber of Commerce
Flora the City Chamber of Commerce

Other Useful Links

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Mississippi Digital Library
Internet Public Library
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History
MLC & Blind & Physically Handicapped Library Services (BPHLS)
US Government
Benefits Check Up
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Council on Aging
Senior Living Map
SeniorNet
Meals on Wheels
AARP

Career Building Links

Learn to Type
Digital Learn
Building Skills 4 Work

Hours - Contacts

Madison County Library System


Administration

102 Priestley St.
Canton, MS 39046 Map
Contact Info: Telephone: (601) 859-7733 - Fax (601) 859-0014 - Interim Director: Ray Myers Monday - Friday: 8:00-4:30

Canton

102 Priestley St.
Canton, MS 39046 Map
Contact Info: Telephone: (601) 859-3202 - Fax (601) 859-2728 - Branch Manager: Christine Greenwood
Monday & Wednesday: 9-6
Tuesday & Thursday: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday 9-5

Camden

116 Parkside Ave.
Camden, MS 39045 Map
Contact Info: Telephone/Fax - (662) 468-0309 - Branch Manager: Lennie Beamon
Monday & Wednesday: 10-7
Tuesday & Thursday.: 9-6
Friday:12-5
Saturday 9-12

Flora

144 Clark St.
Flora, MS 39071 Map
Contact Info: Telephone:(601)879-8835 - Fax: (601)879-3934 - Branch Manager: Presley Posey
Monday - Thursday: 9-6
Friday:9-5
Saturday 9-1

Madison

994 Madison Ave.
Madison, MS 39110 Map
Contact Info: Telephone:(601)856-2749 - Fax: (601)856-2681 - Branch Manager: Jody Perkins
Monday - Thursday: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday 9-5

Ridgeland

397 Highway 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157 Map
Contact Info: Telephone:(601)856-4536 - Fax: (601)856-3748 - Branch Manager: Nan Crosby
Monday - Thursday: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday 9-5

Email us!

feedback@mcls.ms

Hours & Contact

Administration

102 Priestley St.
Canton, MS 39046 Map
Monday - Friday: 8:00-4:30
Contact Info:
Telephone (601) 859-7733 - Fax (601) 859-0014
Director: Jody Perkins

Camden

116 Parkside Ave.
Camden, MS 39045 Map
Monday & Wednesday: 10-7
Tuesday & Thursday.: 9-6
Friday:12-5
Saturday: 9-12

Contact Info: Telephone / Fax (662) 468-0309
Branch Manager: Lennie Beamon

Canton

102 Priestley St.
Canton, MS 39046 Map
Monday & Wednesday: 9-6
Tuesday & Thursday.: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday: 9-5

Contact Info: Telephone (601) 859-3202 - Fax (601) 859-2728
Branch Manager: Christine Greenwood

Flora

144 Clark St.
Flora, MS 39071 Map
Monday - Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-5
Saturday:9-1

Contact Info: Telephone (601) 879-8835 - Fax (601) 879-3934
Branch Manager: Presley Posey

Madison

994 Madison Ave.
Madison, MS 39110 Map
Monday - Thursday: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday: 9-5

Contact Info: Telephone (601) 856-2749 - Fax (601) 856-2681
Branch Manager: Tammie Terry

Ridgeland

397 Hwy. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157 Map
Monday - Thursday: 9-7
Friday:9-5
Saturday: 9-5

Contact Info: Telephone (601) 856-4536 - Fax (601) 856-3748
Branch Manager: Nan Crosby
Email: feedback@mcls.ms
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