All Libraries are closed until further notice.
Note from our Director – 3/16/2020
Remote Library Resources
Discover our resources you can access from home
- Hoopla – Ebooks, Audios, Movies, & TV Shows
- AudioBookCloud – all ages audios book database
- RomanceBookCloud – Romance novels for the older crowd
- Universal Class – Over 500 courses – covering a variety of topics
- Tumblebook Library – K-6 Childrens’ Ebooks
- TumbleMath – K-6 Math Ebooks
- TeenBookCloud – Grades 7-12 Ebook database
- Learning Express – Career & College prep tests
- Driving Tests
- Newsbank – Access World News
- Mississippi Department of Education – Learning at Home Resources
- Mississippi Public Broadcasting – At-Home Learning Resources
- SebcoBooks – free multi-user ebooks
- A calendar of livestreaming events
- Spanish children’s stories
- The LivBits live events
- Coding for Kids
- Amazing Library collections to explore online
- Audible – Free Stories for kids
- Virtual museums, e-resources, and online collections
- Virtual Disney Rides
- KidKit TV: Free read alouds, art tutorials, podcasts, and more
- 12 Virtual museum tours from Travel & Leisure
- Virtual tours of historic homes
- Watch free digital cooking classes for kids – Delish
- Art at Home
- Scholastic’s Learn at Home site
- 25 Sources of Free Public Domain Books
- OpenCulture – free online course, audios, ebooks, movies and more
- Educational companies offering free subscriptions
- 450 Ivy League courses available to the public
- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – full episodes
- Scary Stories for Young Foxes
- Guggenheim – Internet Archive – 200+ Free Art Books
Following current advice from health officials and our library colleagues throughout the state, Harrison County Library System will close from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until Saturday, March 21, 2020. As our locations have hundreds of visitors each week, we feel that closing is the best course of action to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect patrons and staff. This closure could be extended according to how the situation develops.
We realize that these closings will be an inconvenience, and we will be posting a variety of ways for you to access materials and information outside the library. We offer ebooks and digital audio and video on the Hoopla app, as well as over 500 different classes with Universal Class. Please call us if you need assistance setting up or accessing our electronic items.
We will also investigate providing curb pickup at some locations. As always, our WIFI is available to you on our property during library hours. Fines on physical items will not accumulate during our closures.
We will post changes in library services and links to alternate resources on our social media, so please check there for information. Our branch contacts are on our website, along with links to digital materials.
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to respond to this situation for the good of our communities.
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Located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, with Libraries in the cities of Gulfport, Biloxi, Pass Christian, and D’Iberville. Each of our libraries has its own unique atmosphere. Visit the library closest to you or visit them all. If you are new to the area, please call the Administrative Headquarters and we will direct you to the library nearest you.
Looking for a book we do not have?
We may be able to borrow it from another library. Ask your library staff about Interlibrary loan.