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

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World Book Online

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

CMRLS Updates

Dear Valued Library Patrons,

The Central Mississippi Regional Library System and the Board of Trustees have made the most difficult decision to close our twenty (20) branches in Rankin, Scott, Simpson and Smith Counties and the Headquarters office in Brandon, MS, to the public. With direction from the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Board of Trustees of CMRLS have decided to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our area, effective Monday, March 16, and until further notice. This closure affects traditional library services, all programs, outreach services, and meeting room reservations made by the library.

We ask for your cooperation and patience during these uncertain times.  If you have library materials currently in your possession, please do not return them in our bookdrops. CMRLS will waive any fines or fees associated with this time period. CMRLS will extend all due dates and suspend all notices during this time. CMRLS will not accept any material donations such as books and DVDs. Lastly, while closed, the libraries will be cleaned and sanitized.


Mississippi State Department of Health: Coronavirus COVID-19

2020 RFP for Wireless Access Points and Switches


  • Library System Continues to Serve During COVID-19 Outbreak April 4, 2020
    All branches of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System (CMRLS) are currently closed to the public, but many of the library’s digital resources are still available online during this time of social distancing.CMRLS has created a remote “digital library card” sign-up option to ensure that library cards can be issued to those who want to […]
  • Some thoughts on social distancing March 31, 2020
    The following is adapted with permission by Sheri Cornett from somethoughtsbysheri.wordpress.comAs we socially distance from each other for the physical well-being of our community,May we remember the importance of meeting together.We are thankful for the tools such as social media and cell phonesThat allow us to communicate with each other when we are not in […]

About Us

Welcome to Central Mississippi Regional Library System, 20 branches serving approximately 216,000 citizens of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties. To learn more about CMRLS, please visit our About Us page.