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Biloxi Public Library

580 Howard Avenue


This collection was originally organized by Murella H. Powell.  Ms. Powell was the Local History & Genealogy Librarian until her retirement in the spring of 2005.  During Hurricane Katrina this department, once located in the unique building at 139 Lameuse Street, was visited by 3 to 4 feet of murky water, storm debris, and assorted aquatic creatures.  Although this devastating event caused the loss of numerous irreplaceable items, new items are always being added to this collection.   Whenever possible, replacement items have been ordered.

This department  traveled from the hurricane ravaged  building,  to the Margaret Sherry Library, to the West Biloxi Library , to  the Biloxi Post Office on Main Street, and finally to this new location in downtown Biloxi.  Built with funding from FEMA, CDBG monies, and insurance monies, this new structure was designed with the Tivoli Hotel and the Buena Vista Hotel architecture in mind.

This area of the library is a research center. Items cannot be checked out. Photocopying is available for a fee. Patrons are welcome to bring in their own microfilm/microfiche for viewing.


Linzey Evans

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Big library. Lots of space. Many computers. Great staff. Love it!

Sonny Barker

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Nice building. Looks western. Clean and comfortable, friendly staff and friendly atmosphere with great views


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Great library with a good staff but I give them 3 stars because so many homeless people hang out inside and out. I don't think that's kid friendly.

Brenden Phillips

Monday, May 14, 2018
Friendly staff, perfect place to find a quiet corner and work/ study.

Jordan Kaiser

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
This library has a very filthy computer lab!When I say filthy that is not an exaggeration.The administrator must not ever do a walk thru. .This computer lab is disgusting and smells bad.The people working there have no pride in their library.

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