TEMPORARY HOURS: 9 AM – 6 PM Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM Friday & Saturday

Margaret Walker Alexander Library

2525 Robinson Street

Jackson, MS 39209-7030

About Margaret Walker Alexander Library

The Margaret Walker Alexander Library, conveniently located on Robinson Street, is named for Mississippi author Margaret Walker Alexander, author of the novel Jubilee and poetry book For My People, among other books.

Literature Center

The library houses the Margaret Walker African American Literature Center, which contains a wide variety of literature and books about the African American cultural experience.

Children’s Area

The library features a rainforest-themed area for children.

Additional Exhibits

Several exhibit cases about the life and work of Margaret Walker Alexander are on display.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
All Day
52 Weeks of Black History from The Book Cloud Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021
All Day
National Library Week Virtual Story Time - with a Surprise Guest!
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Friday, April 16, 2021 - Thursday, April 22, 2021
All Day
Grab-N-Go Crafts: Hello, Everyone, It's Earth Day!
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi


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All JHLS meeting rooms are temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


2525 Robinson Street,
Jackson, MS 39209
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Library Hours

Monday……….9 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday……….9 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday….9 AM – 6 PM
Thursday……..9 AM – 6 PM
Friday………….9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday……..10 AM – 4 PM

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