Book Clubs

The library has five active book clubs.

  • Monday Night Book Club – 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 in Hattiesburg
  • Lunch Book Club (Noon) – Last Wednesday of each month in Hattiesburg
  • Lunch Book Club (1:15 pm) – Last Wednesday of each month in Hattiesburg
  • Petal Book Club – 10:00 am on last Tuesday of each month in Petal
  • War & Society Roundtable – 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Hattiesburg


We have thirty-eight PCs available for use at the Hattiesburg Library and six at the Petal Library.

There is also an eight computer homework lab with pre-selected educational sites and free printing at the Hattiesburg Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Use this service for books not in our collection.

Meeting Rooms

The Library offers different sized rooms for meetings and study.  All meetings will be free and open to the public and the media.  Meeting Room capacity is significantly reduced currently.  Meeting room reservation information can be found here

Story Time

Help youngsters develop a love for reading by bringing them to the library for story time.

Hattiesburg every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Petal every Thursday at 10:00 am.

Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

This year’s program is all about space and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.  During summer reading, readers of all ages will explore all things space.  Activities include a visit from NASA, magic shows, animal visits, movies and more!  All programs are free of charge.  Our traditional summer reading program is aimed at library users from birth to eighteen – but check out our special adult summer reading as well.

Thursday Theater

The library shows feature films Thursdays at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm - free of charge.  Latest movie schedule

Visually Impaired

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