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Welcome to JCLS, serving Jackson County residents with library service since 1919. Use this virtual branch 24/7 for checkout, research, database access, and much more.
Enhanced Front Door Service at JCLS

Enhanced Front Door Service at JCLS

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Jackson County, the Library currently offers enhanced front door service at all 15 branches. Please prepare to exercise social distancing in line. Learn more here.

Job Opportunities at JCLS

Careers at the Library

Join our team! The Jackson County Library District is recruiting. See open positions and learn how to apply here.

2021 Pura Belpré Award Winners

2021 Pura Belpré Award Winners

Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, the medal honors Latinx writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience in the United States. Learn more.

Vital Resources

Library Resources & More

We've compiled lists of library resources for you while you #StayHome, as well as links to outside information about wildfire recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic, and remote learning. Learn more here.

Library Connect Blog

The Narnia Thing

Library Connect is the JCLS blog. In this post, Kristin advocates for reading C.S. Lewis's Narnia series in the order in which the books were written (publication) rather than the order that follows the narrative timeline of the books (chronological).

Storytime Short: Paws to Read with Laurie and Leon

Storytime Short: Paws to Read with Laurie and Leon

Join Laurie and her dog, Leon, for a fun storytime session at the Jacksonville Library. Leon might even share a special trick!

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