LINCOLN-LAWRENCE-FRANKLIN REGIONAL LIBRARY INFORMATION - LOCAL HISTORY - GENEALOGY - ART - & MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
At any branch, present a current (not expired or altered) State of Mississippi ID with address listed OR a social security card plus one professionally produced piece of mail (no personal mail, junk mail, etc.) that is postmarked within the last 30 days. The first library card is free; if you lose a card, just present your identification and $2.00 for a replacement card. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present identification and fill out a registration card. Library cards will be mailed; expect 7-10 days delivery.
New users may check out one item the first time. After returning that item, the following limits apply:
2 non-fiction books per subject; 10 Easy books; 6 videos & 6 DVDs per family; 6 audiocassettes or CDs; no limits on fiction
Besides regular library items such as books, audiocassettes and videocassettes, the Lincoln County Public Library has a wonderful collection of genealogy and local history materials as well as all of the Mississippi census microfilm available. Microfilm of the local newspapers for each county are maintained at the Lincoln County Public Library, the Lawrence County Public Library, and the Franklin County Public Library. A complete set of all census microfilm available for the state of Mississippi is available at the Lincoln County Public Library.
For items not owned by the library, we may be able to borrow the information you want through Interlibrary Loan. Contact us for more information.
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Henry Ledet is Director of the Regional Library System.
Library Staff: See Staff Page
Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library is a member of the Longleaf Library Consortium. Consortium member systems include South Mississippi Regional Library and Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library. The Consortium uses Innovative / Polaris Library Systems for an automated system which allows any patron of the three library systems to use his/her library card to check out materials at any one of the 12 member libraries. The project is partially funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Mississippi Library Commission.
The Lincoln County Public Library has completed a digitization project of some of the valuable historic documents and photographs in the collection. Part of the project includes new archival storage for historic documents and photographs. A 2004/2005 project in conjunction with the Brookhaven Trust involves the John Williams/State Bank collection of photographs and negatives. John Williams was a local photographer and the collection of 100,000+ items covers the time period of about 1940-1970. Some of these will be digitized and added to our website.
Story hours are available in some of the libraries; please contact each branch for the days and times of story hours. Children from local schools are keeping all the libraries busy with demands for Accelerated Reading and Lexile Level books; we love to see children reading!