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Library Holiday Closings

Posted by lowndeslib on December 23, 2010

All libraries will be closed during the holidays on

December, 2010 
24th, 25th, 27th and 31st


January, 2011 
1st and 3rd


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New Library Hours Effective Oct. 4, 2010

Posted by lowndeslib on October 29, 2010

Columbus Public Library

Monday through Thursday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Caledonia Public Library

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Closed – 1 pm to 2 pm for lunch

Artesia Public Library

Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Crawford Public Library

Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Job and Career Center Available!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

Looking for a job?
Come and visit the Job and Career Center at the
Columbus Public Library.

In this workspace, located on the second floor in our Reference Department, you will find two computers offering extended usage periods with programs such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, and Powerpoint to facilitate your Resume and Presentation needs.  These computers also offer limited Internet access to provide access to employer web pages and employee resources.

If you are interested in using this specialized workspace, simply ask any attendant at the circulation desk, and when asking for a computer ask to use the Job Center.  We will be glad to assist you in any way necessary.

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LEARN-A-TEST Access Free!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

We are proud to offer you LEARN-A-TEST for taking practice tests and accesing study courses!

If you would like to use this feature you can simply goto our Reference section on the Website and click on “Testing Resources” and then click on the “Learn A Test” link provided (or you can click on the direct link below and see what they have to offer).

To access the Tests you must register for the site, but thanks to the Mississippi Library Commission, sign up is free.

YOU WILL NEED A SPECIAL CODE FROM US TO REGISTER, but it only takes a few seconds to complete the registration.

Sign up TODAY, and take advantage of all the practice tests you can handle, including:  GED, Computer Skills (including; Wordperfect, Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint),  U.S. Citizenship, Various Job Skills Tests (including; Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Firefighter, and more).  The list does not stop there.  This excellent site also provides a variety of tests for ALL GRADE LEVELS OF SCHOOLING, perfect for Home Schoolers and College Applicants.

Call us and ask about this service today!

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Oxford English Dictionary Online!!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

Access to our subscription of Oxford English Dictionary Online is available through our library’s website. Home users, simply call the library during business hours for the information you need to login from home.

Please have your library card handy so we may validate your account information. This service is offered at no charge to all of our patrons!

Call 662-329-5300 or come by and get your login information TODAY! We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!

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World Book Encylopedia Online !!

Posted by lowndeslib on July 21, 2010

 The World Book Encyclopedia is available online from our library’s website under the Reference directory.

This online site is designed for diverse ages, reading levels and learning styles. You can find teacher resources, standards, correlations and many other useful tools.

By entering your local library’s card number, with no spaces or dashes, you may access the World Book online sites which include World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced and World Book Discovery.


Be sure to check this out !!

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2010 Board of Trustees Meetings

Posted by lowndeslib on January 21, 2010

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 314 7th Street North, Columbus, MS in the Conference Room of the Columbus Public Library on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the following months at 4:30 p.m.:

January 20, 2010

March 17, 2010

May 19, 2010

July 21, 2010

September 22, 2010

November 17, 2010

If dates and times change it will be posted at the Circulation Desk in each of the branch libraries of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library system

Anyone who wishes to bring a matter before the Board must write to:

Board Chairman, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
314 7th Street North
Columbus, Ms  39701

State the reason for appearance no less than one week prior to the meeting, so it may be placed on the agenda.

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Interlibrary Loan Requests Forms Now Online!!

Posted by lowndeslib on September 4, 2009

Now Online!!

Can’t find what you are looking for in our catalog?  Fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request (ILL) form and we will be glad to request it for you from another library.

 These forms can be found at the Circulation Desks of the libraries or now on our website at   Just under the Library Catalogue search button to the right of the page, you may click where it says “interlibrary loan form”, fill it out and send it.  We will then contact you by email when your item has arrived.

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Statewide Virtual Union Catalog & Interlibrary Loan System

Posted by lowndeslib on April 16, 2009

 The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library recently joined the Mississippi Virtual Union Catalog (MVUC).  The MVUC is a statewide virtual union catalog and interlibrary loan system that is operated by the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC).  Currently there are 43 participating libraries in the state of Mississippi. 

 This catalog allows the library to request books that the library does not currently own from other libraries throughout the state.  This program allows our library patrons to borrow books in a timelier manner and also promotes collaboration and sharing among Mississippi libraries.

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New Check Out Implemented!

Posted by lowndeslib on December 18, 2008

Check Out Time Extended

Effective December 15th, all four branches of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library have extended their standard check out period of 2 weeks to 3 weeks. All other check out periods will remain the same.
We hope you all enjoy the extra time with your items.

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