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How to get a library card:

Your library card is free! You can obtain a library card at any of our eight local branch libraries. Your original library card is issued at no cost to you and is valid at all locations.

To get your card, all you need is an official photo I.D. and proof of a local address such as a utility bill, or other letter mailed to your street address.

You can use your library card immediately. There is no waiting period or minimum residency requirement. Limitations do apply to video items.

Renewal, Over Due Fines, and Lost Items: Library materials may be renewed in person or by phone, twice. However, items cannot be renewed if they are over-due or on reserve for someone else.

Yes, sometimes we all forget. The fine for overdue materials is 25¢ per day per item. A notice is sent to you when library materials are overdue. To clear your record, please return the materials and pay the fines.

If you are over-due returning an item to the library, *keep in mind that you will not be able to check out any more items or use the public computers until all items are returned and all fines are paid (*fines cannot exceed $10). As well, items returned after business hours using the book return slots will be checked in the next business day and overdue fines could apply.

If an item is lost or damaged, the borrower will be responsible for any overdue fines and the fees to cover the cost of the material and processing.

Full Circulation and Library Card Policy

Our Regional Library Board members include: Carol-Lewis-Jones-Chairperson, George Sholl, Susan Agnelly, Belinda Dammen, Evelyn Read, Nancy Jo Maples, and Betty Ryals.

Regional Board meeting minutes are collected each month. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 2 p.m. After minutes are approved, they are placed here for the public.

Welcome to Jackson-George Regional Library System - Your Window to the World!

Consistently, the Jackson-George Regional Library System has ranked as one of Mississippi's top public library systems. With our headquarters library located in Pascagoula, our system has branches in the cities and communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, St. Martin and Vancleave. More than 80 employees keep these eight branches open to the public for a total of 455 hours each week, Monday through Saturday.

We have libraries in St. Martin, Ocean Springs, Gautier, Vanlceave, Pascagoula, Moss Point, East Central/Hurley, and Lucedale/George County.

Loan periods: We loan books, audio books, audio players, ebooks, and magazines for a circulation period of three weeks and video recordings, music CDs, VHS or DVDs, for seven days. Visit our "A-List" collection at each library location (first come, first served) and pick up the hotest release (no holds on this collection).

But no matter what the loan period, the due date is always printed on the date slip receipt with the item. For your convenience, materials checked out at any JGRLS library may be returned to any other JGRLS branch. There is a book return slot located at all libraries for use when the library is closed.

Can't Find What You Need? We’ll get items for you through Interlibrary Loan. If the information or book you want is not in the library you're using, every effort will be made to obtain it for you. If the item is availabe from another library within the regional system, it can be delivered to the library most convenient to you. We’ll call and let you know it has arrived and then hold it for 5 days for you to pick up.

We can also arrange for books not owned by our library system to be borrowed from college a