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The Library Commission’s online catalog provides online access to the Primary Resource Collection. This collection is developed to serve as the primary support for Mississippi public libraries and to meet the information needs of Mississippi state government. This collection includes reference, non-fiction, audiovisual, periodical, Mississippiana, large print, and specialized resources.


MAGNOLIA is a collection of online full-text resources funded by the Mississippi Legislature for access through any publicly funded school, library, university, or agency. Access is available from home or office with a password that can be obtained from your local public library, or by calling MLC’s Information Desk at 1-877-KWIK-REF.


The Beehive Resource Sharing System provides a single point of access to participating Mississippi public library catalogs. Patrons registered with the Mississippi Library Commission can place requests on the Beehive by logging into the Commission’s online catalog. Need help? Contact MLC’s Information Desk at 1-877-KWIK-REF.


The Library Commission maintains several online databases for staff and patron use. Depending on the service agreements, some databases can be accessed by patrons remotely.


The Talking Book Services (TBS) catalog provides online access to the specialized collection of digital cartridge and cassette books, Braille, and descriptive videos contained in the collection. This online catalog is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection; however, loan of materials is limited to those meeting specific federal eligibility criteria for individuals with visual impairments, physical limitations, and reading disabilities. Need more information? Contact Talking Book Services at 1-800-446-0892.


LearningExpress Library (previously called Learn-a-Test) offers online tutorials and practice tests designed to help students and adults learn basic skills, improve their knowledge of common subjects, and prepare to score well on school, college, and career exams. LearningExpress is provided free to all Mississippians through their public libraries. For a list of links to public libraries’ LearningExpress Library pages, click here.


NEW! MLC is pleased to offer access to e-books and e-audiobooks through hoopla! With an MLC library card, patrons can download up to four materials per month.


Mississippi’s WPA County Files have been digitized and are searchable PDFs. These files detail the history of each Mississippi county and were compiled by field workers in the 1930s. Each county is searchable.


Contact MLC’s Information Desk at 601-432-4492 or for more information regarding these services.