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Beverly J Brown Library

7395 South Siwell Road

Welcome :

We provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through the joint efforts of the Administrative Board of Trustees, a staff of one hundred employees, the Friends of the Library, and continued support of the City of Jackson and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

The system serves the metro area with 14 branches and one central library. The Eudora Welty Library is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Eudora Welty. It contains 200,000 volumes and the largest collection of reference materials and extensive works by Mississippi authors. Within the branch system, the Margaret Walker Alexander Library houses a special collection of African-American history. Named after Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander, award-winning author of Jubilee and other famous poetic works, the library, located near Jackson State University, offers numerous resources on the African-American heritage.

We are proud of Mississippi's rich literary tradition and cultural mosaic. The Jackson/Hinds Library System endeavors to preserve those resources that chronicle our colorful historic past as together we build the future.


E Stewart

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
They kick you out 15 mins early before lunch and up to 30 mins early before close of business. Called around; the other locations close at the posted times. An elderly woman was being dropped off when we were being kicked out. Her ride left and she was stuck outside until they returned. Lunch at noon means noon, not announcing at 11:30 that you're shutting the computers down in 15 mins and y'all have to leave. Not Cool!

Kyrollos Hanna

Thursday, March 24, 2016
This place is really nice and full of amazing books. The librarian was very kind and helpful. I recommend everyone to go and to enrich your knowledge.

Joe Jefferson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Great library.

Keyonia kidd

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Its your average library if you ask me . I mean it's a library , not a club. What are you expecting other than what's provided ? Bc everything you need at a library is provided to you. Access to a computer ✔️. Access to books ✔️ .

shaun mason

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
I called 30 minutes before they closed and the phone just rang and rang. I called again and someone picked up then hung up without saying hello. I drove there and it was 20 minutes before they were suppose to close and nobody was there. If this is how this library is run I'll go somewhere else.

Beverly J Brown Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media