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Pay Your Library Fines or Fees Online
To make a payment, you will need your unexpired library card and your PIN number. If you need help, please phone or drop by your local library branch. Please note: Paying electronically through your bank may significantly delay the resolution of the fine or fee.
Free E-books and Audiobooks from OverDrive and hoopla
To start downloading e-books and audiobooks, you must have a current, unexpired library card and a four-digit PIN in your patron record. Need help renewing your card or choosing a PIN? Please stop by your local library branch.
Digital content is also available in Libby—the free, award-winning reading app from OverDrive. Download the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play, or access it from your web browser at libbyapp.com.
If you have problems downloading titles, you can access the extensive Overdrive help section at bit.ly/JHLSODhelp.
Need a library card? Library cards are free to all persons who live or own property in Hinds County. Non-resident cards are available for $25.00 a year for a single person or $50.00 a year for families.
- More than 319,000 e-books with simultaneous access (no holds) are available.
- More than 82,000 audiobooks (also known as e-audios) are also available with no holds.
- Users must have a JHLS library card and PIN to borrow e-books and audiobooks.
- You must visit a JHLS branch to register and renew your card once per year.
- JHLS cardholders can have three checkouts per month (for example, one e-book and two audiobooks).
- 21-day checkout with automatic return – no late fees.
- View in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer (no downloads).
- Download to your mobile device with the hoopla app for iOS, Android and Kindle.
- Get a hoopla BingePass for seven-day access to video streaming.
- The service is funded by the Mississippi Library Commission.
Free Music from Freegal
Jackson/Hinds Library System has joined thousands of Public Libraries around the world by subscribing to The Freegal® Music Service from Library Ideas, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders can download three tracks and stream unlimited MP3-formatted tracks each week at no direct cost via Jackson/Hinds Library System. The library subscription pays for access to the music.
The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs and music videos from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store. Click on the link below to access Freegal®.
Print, Copy & Fax
Printing: You can print from one of our public computers for 20 cents per black and white page or 50 cents per color page. Retrieve and pay for your prints at the circulation desk. If you are printing from a file, we recommend emailing it to yourself first or saving it to a cloud service such as Google Drive for easy access after logging into your account. Otherwise, you can bring a portable USB drive. (If you are using a laptop, you can print for free with your wireless connection. Look for the web page called Wireless Printing for Laptops for more information.)
Copying: You can use one of our commercial copiers for 20 cents per black and white page or 50 cents per color page. The copier menu has options for two-sided printing, stapling, making copies of an ID card and more. You can pay at the coin receptacle located next to the copier, which accepts $1.00 and $5.00 bills, and gives change.
Faxes: Ask a library staff member to fax a document for you, and the cover sheet you will receive for the fax is not included in the total cost. Faxes are $1.00 per page. You will receive confirmation from the library staff member that the fax was sent successfully.
Feel free to ask a library staff member for assistance with any of these services.
Wireless Printing for Laptops
All of our 14 library branches offer wireless printing services for laptop computer users.
Interlibrary Loan Services
If you are searching for a book but cannot find it in our library collections, try our Interlibrary Loan Service made available through the Mississippi Library Commission Beehive Resource Sharing and Worldcat.org OCLC.