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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.
Summer Reading Program 2020

Participate in the Summer Reading Program

Summer reading is going digital for 2020! Sign up with the Beanstack app, read, track your progress, and win prizes! Keep a look out for Take & Make kits available at your local branch.

Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt

Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt

There are 60 sasquatches hiding in Jackson County. Find one and win a copy of Devolution, the new novel by bestselling author Max Brooks. It's that easy. Seriously.

Welcome back to the Library!

Welcome back to the Library!

All fifteen branches are now open. Masks are required for patrons over the age of 4. Hours of operation vary by location, with some libraries returning to full hours and others remaining at modified hours. Learn more.

#StayHome Resources

Library Resources & More

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

Songs of the Summer on hoopla

Songs of the Summer

This is a summer unlike any other, but there’s one thing that hasn't changed: whatever you’re doing, it’s even better when it’s accompanied by just the right selection of summer tunes. Check out hoopla's playlist of the summer’s hottest albums,  available with no holds and no waiting.

Storytime Short: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Storytime Short: Dinosaurs

Join us anytime for a Storytime Short on the JCLS YouTube channel. In this episode, Ms. Janet shares some prehistoric fun with dinosaurs!


New! Udemy

New to JCLS, Udemy offers a selection of video training courses on a variety of topics, including business, design, photography, development, marketing, IT & software, and personal development. Access is available to Full Service card holders only, including non-residents. eCard holders may upgrade to a Full Service card by visiting any branch.

Mango: Language Learning Available Anytime, Anywhere

Mango Languages

Learn Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic, and many other languages. Create a free user account tied to your JCLS library card, then use your log-in to sign into Mango Languages directly or on the Mango app.

Libby Workouts for Brain and Body

Workouts for Brain and Body on Libby

Libby is the one-tap reading app from OverDrive, and a fast and simple way to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks on your devices. Get started here.

Library Connect Blog

Library Connect Blog: Mask Up, Y'all!

Library Connect is the new Jackson County Library Services blog, created out of a desire to connect with the public while library staff were sheltered at home and unable to connect in person with patrons. Read Kristin's post about masks in the library.

Instant Access to Popular Magazines

Instant Access to Popular Magazines

Use Flipster to get instant access to popular magazines. Read current and past issues of Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, The Atlantic, Discover, Martha Stewart Living, Wired, and more.


Creative Bug

Creative Bug

New to JCLS, Creative Bug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Be Counted. Be Represented. Census 2020

Take the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census takes just a few minutes to complete. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Be counted. Be represented.

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Check out employment opportunities with the Jackson County Library District.

Local Resource Quick Reference Guide

Local Resource Quick Reference Guide

If you or someone you know needs assistance filing for unemployment, looking for a job, completing the Census, or connecting to local area resources and assistance programs, please check out and share our resource list.

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