How do I get a library card?

Bring proof of identity and your address to either the Hattiesburg Library or Petal Library. You can also apply online.

Library cards are free of charge to residents and property owners from Hattiesburg, Petal or Forrest County.

Non-residents may purchase an annual library card for fifty dollars ($50.00).  The fifty dollar non-resident fee covers an entire household.

How do I get a job at the Library?

Click on our Employment link to determine if there are open positions at The Library.

What holidays is the Library Closed?

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday (3rd Monday in January)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas
  • Day After Christmas
  • Any extra state holidays declared by the governor

Board of Trustee Meetings and Contact Information

Board of Trustee information is located here.