Accelerated Reader

The library collection includes a number of accelerated reader titles. Use the youth catalog to access information on Accelerated Reader materials - as well as information on Lexile Levels.

Book Clubs

The library has three book clubs. Due to COVID-19, meetings are held via Zoom.


We have seventeen PCs available for use at the Hattiesburg Library and four PCs at the Petal Library.

There is also a three computer homework lab with pre-selected educational sites at the Hattiesburg Library.  This lab provides limited free printing for homework assignments.

Holds (Requests)

Placing an online hold for items is the best way to get the books you want; either by coming into the library or using our curbside pickup service. Hold notifications let you know that we have the material ready for you to pick up.  This instruction sheet contains more information about the process.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can't find what you need in our catalog? Fill out our interlibrary loan (ILL) form to see if we can borrow your item from another library.

Meeting Rooms

The library offers meeting room reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the interest of fairness, reservations cannot exceed four (4) hours per day and patrons may only make one (1) reservation at a time. Our largest room can accommodate up to 24 individuals.

Click here to access our reservation tool and further information.

Story Time

The library has a Family Story Time at the Hattiesburg branch every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Help youngsters develop a love for reading by bringing them to the library for story time.

Masks are required for all attendees over the age of two.

Thursday Theater

Our Thursday Theater service is temporarily suspended.

Visually Impaired & Print Disabled Services

The Library can assist with setting up free mail service from the Library of Congress.  Fill out and return this application (or call 601.582.4461 to have the library mail you a hard copy).