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Libraries & Archives

Downtown and surrounding areas house some of Mississippi's most extensive and complete reference collections, in artifacts, hardcopy, microfilm, and digital services.

Eudora Welty Library
The Eudora Welty Library is the main branch of the Jackson/Hinds Library System and the largest library in the State, named after acclaimed writer Eudora Welty. The Welty Library features the Information Research Center, the "Get to Work" computer lab and the Mississippi Writer's Exhibit. The Capital Area Bar Association’s (CABA) Library -- a computer based research facility established to provide legal research services -- is also located in the branch.
Eudora Welty Library | 300 N. State Street | 601-968-5809

Mississippi Department of Archives & History
The Mississippi Department of Archives & History (MDAH) offers centuries’ worth of resources for the public to research. The collection includes a wide range of materials from the Sovereignty Commission, the 1927 Flood Photograph Collection, the Anti-Slavery Alphabet, Educable Children Records, the Jefferson Davis Estate Papers, and other historic information just to name a few. MDAH’s catalog is available online for viewing.
MDAH | 200 North Street | 601-576-6876