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Forest, MS Library

The Forest Public Library is dedicated to serving the public; whether for a school report, general interest in a subject or the simple pleasure of reading.

In addition to books, audio and video tapes, magazines and newspapers, the Library also offers these services:

Photocopying, Fax, Internet Access, Public Access Computers, InterLibrary Loan, Meeting Rooms, Story time and additional programs for adults and children.

When applying for a free Library Card one must bring identification with a current address. (If your identification does not include your current address, one should bring a utility bill that has been received at your  curent address). A Library Card allows one to take advantage of all 21 libraries in our four county system.

Books and audio tapes are checked out for 3 weeks, with the exception of best sellers or books in high demand. These are checked out for 1 week. Fines for overdue books and audio tapes are $0.10 per day for children and $0.15 for adults per book.

Videos are checked out for 2 days at no charge. Fines for overdue videos are $1.00 per day per tape.

Books and tapes may be renewed by telephone to avoid fines. All materials not on the Reserve List may be renewed. The Library may be contacted by calling 469-1481 during regular hours or by calling 825-5450 any time for our automated service. (A bar code and pin number are necessary to access an account.) You may also access our catalog on-line at and click on Rosie's Web to reserve or request a book from your home computer.

Please bring YOUR Library Card every time you visit the Library!

New Forest Public Library

The City of Forest awarded the bid for the Forest Public Library to

Laws Construction Co., Inc
P. O. Box 14027
Jackson, Ms. 39236

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