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Reference Services

Each library of the Harrison County Library System maintains a collection of quality materials in many formats for community informational needs.

Assistance

Email - Try our Ask the librarian Service. For answers to brief questions by email.

Phone - Quick, factual answers can be provided to your questions by telephone. Some questions require more research than staff is able to provide over the telephone. You may need to visit the library to do in-depth research.

Walk-in - Librarians will assist patrons with the use of specialized resources, both print and electronic.

Collections

Books - The reference collection includes indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, subject guidebooks, almanacs, books of quotations, university calendars, annual reports of businesses, Who's Who, buying guides, literary criticisms, career information... Not all books are available for check out. Any item with a R on the spine above the call number is for in-building use only.

Genealogy and Local History - The Genealogy and Local History collection is maintained at the Biloxi Public Library. They also have staff available to aide you in your search.

Equipment

Fax Machines - Fax Service is available at most locations for a nominal fee.

All Materials:
To Send:

$3.00 for the first page
$1.00 for each additional page

To Send
Internationally:

$5.00 for the first page
$3.00 for each additional page

To Receive:

$ .15 per page

Photocopiers - Are available for use at most branches. Cost are $ .10 per page for letter (8 1/2" x 11") or legal size (8 1/2" x 14"). Other sizes may be available for a nominal fee. At this time none of our libraries offer color copying.

Typewriters - There are electric typewriters available for public use at the D'Iberville, West Biloxi, and Margaret S. Sherry Libraries. There is no charge for this service. Patrons must supply their own paper. Word processing is available on the public access computer stations at each branch location.