Online Resources

Please check our online EVENTS calendar for virtual events.


Find a full list of our online resources on our Digital Library page.

eBooks and Audiobooks


World Book Online

To view local, state, and national news visit our News and Weather page and if job hunting, view our Job Resources page.

To view the full list of our resources, please visit our Virtual Reference Collection page.

Mississippi State Department of Health: Coronavirus COVID-19

CDC COVID Data Tracker (including vaccinations).

CMRLS Updates

The Florence Library is tentatively closed until Tuesday, January 19, 2021, due to confirmed COVID exposure.


Please follow us as CMRLS.Libraries on Facebook and watch this website for announcements.

Libraries are OPEN! However, due to the pandemic, library hours may vary between branches; check with your local library for hours of operation. To use the libraries, you must by order of the State of Mississippi and the CMRLS Board of Trustees:

  • Answer health questions
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash or sanitize your hands
  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Move any item you touch to the designated area in your library

All book drops are open. Computers have been spaced 6 feet apart and will be sanitized after each use. Items will remain on your account for 1 week and be quarantined for safety. No fines will accrue and this will not keep you from checking out more items.

Programs will continue online through CMRLS.Libraries on Facebook; be sure to check the Events Calendar on this website for the schedule of events. We look forward to seeing you and to opening the buildings.


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    Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice, said, "When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."Public librarians understand one thing above all else - the unexaggerated importance of an excellent library. During these technologically-advanced times of electronic books and audiobooks, virtual programs and […]
  • Today's Mississippi Authors - A Diverse Group January 11, 2021
    Most of us have no problem recalling a few Mississippi authors: John Grisham, Greg Iles, Nevada Barr, just to name a few that are still supplying us with stories today.  Today we will dig a little deeper and highlight a few authors that have published books in the last year. Some of these titles were […]

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