Below are educational resources provided by Jackson Hinds Library System which are found outside of our library network that we partner with and promote in the Greater Jackson, Mississippi area.
U.S. Newsstream

The U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, regional newspapers as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It delivers full-text news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites. Includes preferred access to content from The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN Newswires, the Huffington Post, and the Clarion Ledger.


ESBO LearningExpress Resume and Cover Letter Builder

Unfortunately, Jackson/Hinds Library System is no longer subscribed to Cypress Resume. However, EBSCOLearningExpress does have a resume and cover letter builder tool. If you don’t have an account, you must create one on LearningExpress using your email address, password, and library card; once you have made your account, select Centers.  Under the Centers menu button, you should see a sub-menu called Job and Career Accelerator. Then click on Build Resume and Job Letters to access the builder. Sign in or register on the link below.

Create a Resume or Cover Letter

Free Tutorials from LearningExpress

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The LearningExpress suite of eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. Register for a free account to begin.

Want to get a higher score on the ACT or SAT? Use this site and Get2College sponsored by ESF to take sample tests and improve your score.

The LearningExpress service is free thanks to support from the Mississippi Library Commission.

Start Learning 

MAGNOLIA Research Databases

Need access to research databases to use in college, high school or elementary school research?

The MAGNOLIA Project gives you access to thousands of scholarly journal articles, databases, encyclopedias, and research aids.

MAGNOLIA is funded by the Mississippi Legislature and partially funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Please use magn1115 as the access code to this resource.

Start Your Research 

Westlaw Patron Access

Westlaw Patron Access is an online legal research service designed especially for patron use in public libraries. The service is not available outside our library branches. This service is available at all 12 branches.

For help with searching Westlaw trained staff can assist you with your Westlaw searching.

If you need training or assistance on the Westlaw database, please contact the reference staff at Welty Library through the online chat box or by online contact form.

Start Your Research Legal Research Brochure

Universal Class for Libraries

Access over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. Sign up today.

You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses. You have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.

Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

Start Learning Library Edition

Search more than 11 million genealogical records and 30,000 family records to find your family history.

Stop by the Willie Morris Library or the Quisenberry Library to use the largest online family history resource in the world at no cost if you have a library card. can give searchers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Free Driver Education

Driver Education program for Mississippi:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 8 motorcycle practice tests
  • 3 Commercial Driver’s License practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals – car, motorcycle, CDL
  • A FAQ section with detailed answers to more than 100 DMV related questions

Test Your Knowledge

Get2College sponsored by ESF

Geared to students who may be preparing to go to college, the site sponsored by ESF has information about free ACT and SAT classes, financial aid, FAFSA preparation and a wealth of other topics.

Want to get a higher score on the ACT or SAT? Use this site and the Learning Express database to take sample tests and improve your score.

Get Started

Accelerated Reader (AR) Books

accelerated reader black and blue logo

From “Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that schools may use to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide kids to books that are on kids’ individual reading levels that are expressed in levels such as grade 1.3, 2.4, 6.1, etc. Kids take short quizzes after reading a book to check if they’ve understood it.”

You can use the free AR Bookfinder by Renaissance to search for AR books by title, author, ISBN, etc.

AR Bookfinder

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Juneteenth on June 19th


  • Story Time / Art's & Craft at Margaret Walker Alexander Library every Tuesday starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Adult Day Out at the Library at Ella Bess Austin Library every 2nd Tues & Thurs each month at 10:00 a.m.
  • Marcel the Camel Story Time at Beverly J. Brown Library (Byram) every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Story time with Uncle Story at Bolden/Moore Library every 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Everything S.T.R.E.A.M at Medgar Evers Library every Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Fantastic Friday Story Time at Medgar Evers Library every Friday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Read, Rock n' Rhyme Story Time at Medgar Evers Library every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Let's Read Together! Family Literacy Program at Medgar Evers Library every Mon & Fri at 3:30 p.m.
  • One on one Computer Skill Enhancement at Medgar Evers Library every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
  • After School Homework Help at Ella Bess. Austin Library from Mon - Thurs at 4:15 p.m.
  • Tech Drop-In Help at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every Tues & Thurs at 10:00 a.m.
  • S.T.R.E.A.M Saturdays at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Lego Robotics at Evelyn Taylor Library (Utica) every 2nd and 4th at
  • Adult Bingo! at Quisenberry Library every 2nd and 4th Monday
  • Reading Buddies & Homework Help at Quisenberry Library every Tues, Wed, and Thurs.
  • Homework Help at Evelyn Taylor Majure Library (Utica) every Monday and Thursday

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