First Regional Library & COVID-19: FAQ and Resources

All library cards due to expire since March 9th and throughout the duration of the closure have been automatically extended. Existing library card holders should be able to proceed as usual with their online checkouts, downloads, etc. If you don’t have a library card yet, you can get one for immediate digital access using your phone number via our Overdrive service here.

Most locations are offering many services via appointment.  Please contact your local branch or check here.

While there are no overdue fines at this time, it’s possible you will receive an automated message from the system via email. Please disregard any overdue notices. If you have a problem with your account, please contact

Curbside Pickup Service and Books By Mail are now available.

Deposit collections of books at all community locations (such as nursing homes, daycares, preschools) will not have their regularly scheduled pickup and exchange of library materials at this time. The librarians who normally coordinate those collections with your organization will be in touch shortly after we reopen to schedule a new delivery.

For remote access to MAGNOLIA, the Statewide databases used by all public schools and universities in Mississippi, a code is required. Please email with “Magnolia” as the subject line, and the access code will be emailed to you.

During this time, we have made some changes to our Overdrive digital service. These changes are detailed here.

WiFi is available in our parking lots. No login or password required. Please contact if the WiFi isn’t working and we will do our best to get it fixed.

We have compiled a page of resources to help families enjoy reading and books from home.

If you have any questions about the library closure or about how to access library services during this time, please contact us at


For more information on the public health situation as it evolves, visit the Mississippi State Department of Health  or the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for more information. You may also call the Department of Health hotline at 877-978-6453.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful fact sheets that outline How to Protect Yourself   and What to Do If You Are Sick .