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Serving the communities of
Jefferson Davis County and Marion County in South Mississippi 


Our Libraries 

Bassfield Public Library
Columbia Public Library
Prentiss Public Library

Events & Programs

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Library Info

Location & Hours

Other Library Services

Click on Link below for Answers to your basic questions.

Our History

Mission Statement


SMRL Library Board

Opportunities at SMRL 

Get a Library Card

  • Application for Adults

  • Application for Minors (under 17 years old)

  • Computer Use Agreement

  • Child Internet Safety Policy / Permission Form 

Click on Link below for hours at each Library Branch, Events and Programs

Columbia-Marion County          Columbia, MS 39429



Frank L. Leggett

Bassfield, MS 39421




Prentiss, MS 39474                  Library                                 


Click on Link below for Library usage including PCs or to reserve our Meeting Room


Meeting Room- Reservation

We have meeting rooms available for nonprofit functions.  Call your local library branch for more details.

Digital Services - Questions

Each branch has public PCs to use during regular business hours in addition to WiFi. Printing, faxes, scanning documents available for a fee. Learn more from your local library branch. 

Contact information:

Columbia Public Library  601-736-5516

Bassfield Public Library 601-943-5420

Prentiss Public Library 601-792-5845


Summer Reading Program 2024
JDC County Libraries
Summer Reading Program 2024
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Borrow ebooks and audiobooks with our
new  Libby  application 


The Mississippi Digital Library
The collaborative digital library for the state of Mississippi. Our mission is to provide an online space to search and explore Mississippi’s rich abundance of cultural and historical resources held by institutions and repositories all across the state.

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21st Century X-Stream- grant partnership with the Columbia School District under the provisions of the Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Centers as administered by the Mississippi Department of Education –Marion County only. The 21st Century X-Stream grant provides funding for: Preschool Storytimes, Family Storytimes, Parent Engagement activities, 1, 000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, Womb Literacy reading program, and the Family Resource Area.


Federal grants administered by Mississippi Library Commission –all three libraries

Contact Us

900 Broad Street, Columbia, Ms
Na'Chel Shannon, Library Director

(601) 736-5516

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