Jackson library hours reduced due to city budget cuts

Photo: WJTV
Photo: WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Jackson Hinds Library System is shortening its hours at all 15 city libraries due to recent budget cuts.

The cuts were made last month to prepare for the fiscal year 2017 that just started October 1.

The reduced hours for Jackson libraries will start October 10.

The library system’s state-based Personnel Incentive Grant program was cut by $50,000, city officials said.

“We are never happy to cut hours at our libraries, particularly since the public depends so heavily on us for help with applying for jobs, homework assistance and use of our 500+ free public access computers,” said Library Executive Director Patty Furr. “We just don’t have much of a choice in the situation this year given the amount of the budget cuts and the high percentage of our budget that goes into staffing. There are not any other ways to make up for these revenues, especially in light of the recent budget situations faced by the City of Jackson and Hinds County.”

Officials said the Jackson Hinds Library System didn’t have to close any branches, reduce its staff, or furlough employees because of the cuts.

Below is a list of the new hours that will start October 10:


Eudora Welty Library, Jackson

  • Monday – Thursday : 9:00am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday :  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday : 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson

Medgar Evers Library, Jackson

Willie Morris Library, Jackson

Charles Tisdale Library, Jackson

Richard Wright Library, Jackson

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday : 9:00 am – 6:00
  • Tuesday : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Beverly J. Brown, Byram

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday : 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday

Lois A. Flagg Library, Edwards

Annie T. Jeffers Library, Bolton

Evelyn T. Majure Library, Utica

Ella Bess Austin, Terry

  • Monday – Thursday : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday : 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Monday – Thursday

Fannie Lou Hamer Library, Jackson

  • Monday – Friday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday

Quisenberry Library, Clinton

  • Monday, Wednesday : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday : 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday : 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Raymond Public Library, Raymond

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

R.G. Bolden/Anna Bell-Moore Library, Jackson

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday : 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday : 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Monday – Thursday

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