County Public Library



General Information

Children's Services





Board of Trustees  


Affordable Care Act (ACA)


Circulation: (601) 693 6771 Ext. 223

Renew Your Items Online

Library Cards:
To obtain a library card from the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library, one must meet one of the following requirements:
- Live in Lauderdale County,
- Work in Lauderdale County,
- Go to school in Lauderdale County, or
- Own property in Lauderdale County.

Proper identification is required (Mississippi Driver's License or official MS ID) is required, as is proof of current mailing address. 

You must have tow forms of identification, one being a photo ID, with your name and correct mailing address. Some examples of ID could be your driver's license, a power bill, water bill,  voter ID card, checkbook, etc. If your driver's license does not have your correct address, you will still need two forms of ID. 

Children must be six (6) years old to obtain their own library card. A parent's or legal guardian's signature is required.

Library cards are required to check out any library materials.

There is a $5 fee for replacement cards.

Non Resident Library Cards:
A non-resident card, issued for one year increments, is available to those not meeting resident library card requirements for a non-refundable fee of $15 per year. Proper identification and proof of address is required.

For short-term visitors to Lauderdale County, temporary library cards are available which require a refundable $100 fee. This fee is refunded when the items borrowed from the library are returned in satisfactory condition. There are limitations on the number of items which can be checked out with temporary cards. Ask Circulation staff for specific information.

Certain items do require a refundable deposit to be made in order to be checked out. Examples include GED and ASVAB  test books, each requiring a $15 deposit.

Most library books may be renewed for extended time periods in two ways. These are 1) by visiting the library with the item, or 2) by telephone. The telephone number for book renewal is 693-6771 ext. 223. Some children's books and request (on hold) books can not be renewed. Videocassette tapes and DVD's can not be renewed.

Reserves may be placed on items which are checked out in two ways. These are 1) in person at the library, or 2) by telephone. Patrons placing reserves will be notified by telephone when the items requested are available for pickup. Videocassette tapes and DVD's may not be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served, first-go basis only.

Item Returns:
The library offers an after hours book-only drop on its west-side (26th Street) wall. It is asked that no audiovisuals be deposited in this drop in an effort to limit damage. There are four (4) additional drop box sites. These are located at:

Winn Dixie  on Highway 39 North,
Cash Savers on North Frontage Road
Vowell's Market on North Hills Street 
Piggly Wiggly in Collinsville

All library materials may be deposited in these remote drops.

Inter-Library Loans:
This free service allows the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library to borrow and loan printed materials with other libraries statewide and nationwide. The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library reserves the right not to loan any item less than six months old to its collection. A signed request form must be submitted for Inter-Library loans. For further information, call ILL Services at 693-6771 Ext.227.

Facsimile Services:
Facsimile Services are available through the Circulation department. The cost associated with this service is $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. The library's Fax number is (601) 486-2260.

Last Updated 03/20/2014