UA-10366871-3 Resources


     JGRLS provides Electronic Resources such as eBooks, magazines, digital magazines, magnolia databases, mango language learning, rb digital,  journal articles, newspapers, testing resources, social media, reference materials, much much more. Many of these resources would not otherwise be available via the web.

**A valid library card is required! Call or visit the library for more information.

Ancestry Library

Bringing together science and self-discovery, Ancestry helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Our sophisticated engineering and technology harnesses family history and consumer genetics, combining billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees, and more than 2.5 million DNA samples to provide people with deeply meaningful insights about who they are and where they come from.

Patrons must be visiting inside our branch libraries to use this service.

With this new library edition, patrons can access more than 5 billion names in more than 4,000 genealogical databases including Census Records, Passenger Lists and UK & Ireland records.

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalization, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records.

These links provide research information and helpful tips from Ancestry:

Ancestry Library Edition


The axisReader (Baker & Taylor) gives users the ability to read ebooks lent through your public library with ease. Designed to complement the Axis 360 Digital Media Library, the axisReader lets you read ePub and PDF ebooks in seconds.

Library patrons can install the app on both Android and Apple iOS tablets and smartphones via the Google Play or Apple store, allowing patrons to “Find a Library”, bookmark the link, and instantly borrow and download best-sellers and fiction and non-fiction titles in EPUB and PDF formats.

NOTE TO KINDLE USERS: The Axis 360 team is pleased to announce that the latest version of our mobile app is available for Kindle Fire users! Patrons should update to the latest version as soon as possible, as this version of the app resolves the issues patrons were having with being able to checkout, return, and renew titles. If any patrons have side-loaded the app on their Kindle Fire devices, they must uninstall this version before downloading the new version from the Kindle App Store.

NOTE: If you need assistance, visit the Axis360 help page:



 The Beehive Resource Sharing, where you can search nearly all of Mississippi’s public library catalogs at once!

 You can search the Beehive without logging in, or click on Login to select your library and enter a username and password to get customized results and place requests.

 Questions about using Beehive Resource Sharing? Contact Mississippi Library Commission’s Information Desk at 1-877-KWIK-REF or

Book Catalog

   The Jackson George Regional Library Catalog also includes the collections of our 10 libraries in our consortium of area public libraries. Your JGRLS Public Library card is your connection to discover and have easy access to all of these library materials and additional library catalogs.

    Access digital books, audio-books, movies, music, and more through SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix is our powerful and robust ILS (integrated library system), which allows our patrons to view all our physical and digital resources.


    Lets a library patron anywhere in the world check an account, place or cancel holds, search a catalog and renew a book from a smartphone.

    One can also keep lists of books to check out in the future and request or browse book award winners and the New York Times best-seller lists.

    The app will guide readers to the nearest physical library and let them navigate that library’s home page and even scan a barcode to see if the book they want is in the collection.

Digital Collection

 Welcome to the Singing River Genealogy – Local History Library. Begun many years ago, the department has grown extensively during the past few years into a full-fledged library. Today, the collection continues to expand through increased purchases and donations and from the support of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society and its members.

 The Singing River Digital Archive provides access to collection long hidden from the public. Through item records and creative exhibits, patrons can experience these materials from their school or home through the world-wide access public website.

 The library houses approximately 5,000 volumes which include: Family histories, Guides to genealogical research, Census indices, City directories, Cemetery records, State and county histories, Death records, Land records and much more. The collection is especially strong in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana material. Mississippi material consists of county histories and records, including a complete 22 volume set of Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records covering the entire state as well as marriage records of every Mississippi county.

 Every effort is made to provide reasonable assistance to those needing it. Through a cooperative effort with the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, volunteers will assist researchers in using the materials when staff is not on duty. Staff and volunteers can help researchers locate information on small communities which no longer exist, information on old houses, cemeteries, businesses and industries, and where and how to write for vital records.

 The Library is partnering with the Jackson County Historical and Genealogy Society which meets at the library’s meeting room each month. Visit their web-site at


— Read this article about Genealogical research on the Internet .

— Read a book on how to do genealogy research.

— Make notes on the names of parents, grandparents and other family members, including maiden names of wives, if known.

— Know the towns and counties where these people lived and the approximate time period of their residence in these places.

— To have a starting point, inquire about birth and death dates from family members and other sources.


 In our collection there are books on almost all other States and some foreign countries such as England, Ireland and Scotland. There are several books devoted to heraldry, including guides to the meanings of names and color illustrations of coats of arms and crests.

 Books in the collection are shelved according to subject or the state to which they pertain. Browsing the shelves is encouraged and wheelchair patrons will find the collection of resources easily accessible.


&emsp:A Locator File for Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama is available for the period 1850 and prior. Alphabetical by surname, each card provides a location and any pertinent information available on the individual as well as various references to consult. An obituary index for local newspapers from 1873 through the present is also available.

Singing River Genealogy & Local History


Free Academic and Professional Practice Tests

Available On-Line at Home or at the Library.

 Prepare for success with Learning Express Library. Exclusive learning methods combine proven practice tests with unique test preparation study materials. Leading educators, top-notch career experts, and the Learning Express Library professionals give you the most effective tools possible to learn exactly what you need to know. Learning Express Library – It’s your future.

 Don’t let a test get in the way. The Jackson-George Regional Library System provides this free service to the public at all branches. The Learning Express Library service will enable students and those seeking to better their professional careers with a more convenient way to prepare for academic or professional exams – online.

 Anyone with a valid library card can access the online service at home or at a local branch library from the Internet.

Please CLICK HERE for instructions.

 The Learning Express Library covers many practice tests for academic studies such as: ACT, GED, SAT, math, reading, and science. The online service offers practice testing for professional careers such as: Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS, Fire fighter, Law Enforcement, Military and Real Estate. Adult Basic Skill tests are also available. Practice tests may be taken as many times as desired to build confidence.

 The Learning Express Library offers online practice tests that are true previews of the official exams. Instant scoring and individual analysis help patrons improve their test scores. Explanations of both right and wrong answers help to promote understanding and retention of test information. Unlimited access to exams, the ability for patrons to proceed at their own pace and much more are other benefits of the free service.

Learning Express

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango!

Su Biblioteca Tiene Mas Que Sola Libros…(instrucciones en español)

 Mango Languages is now available and includes a variety of resources to help patrons with a valid JGRLS library card to learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Mango Complete Courses offers more than 50 language learning experiences.

Click here for easy to use instructions

 The courses utilize an engaging interface and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language.Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.Mango Languages is completely self-paced and the time it takes to build fluency is different from person to person.

Mango Languages


MAGNOLIA provides Mississippi residents with access to electronic databases through their local public, school, community college, or university libraries.

MAGNOLIA is funded by the Mississippi Legislature and, in part, by Libraries throughout the State of Mississippi.


RB Digital

 Discover exclusive multi-access core collections and thousands of bestsellers and genres from Recorded Books, as well as content from other major publishers making for a comprehensive collection of digital content on a single platform.

 Check out audiobooks and select eBooks within seconds, download to a computer, and transfer to a portable device, or download onto a mobile-device app (Apple, Android, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, or Nook Color).

RB Digital