About Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System
From the Director,
The Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System (PAWLS), is headquartered in McComb, Mississippi with eight branches located in McComb's Baertown Community, Tylertown, Progress, Osyka, Magnolia, Crosby, Gloster, and Liberty. In the ten years I have been your director, many changes have occurred. Technology was upgraded, staff members have moved on or retired and the general feel of the library has changed. What remains the same is our commitment to customer service. While the library system is facing some difficulties due to the Coronavirus, we still remain determined to bring our patrons the best we may offer in print, DVDs, electronic materials, patron use computers, and children's programming both on-site and digitally. There is a full-time genealogy expert on staff and a full size meeting room is available for the community to use for civic, cultural, or educational purposes, free of charge. Every library in the system has free WiFi and we offer free access to eBooks through Axis360 and Hoopla, which you may download to your electronic device. I hope to continue serving this system for years to come and I sincerely appreciate your patronage. Come by and enjoy your libraries.
The Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System’s mission is to provide materials and/or services to assist patrons in obtaining information related to their educational, professional, personal, technological, and recreational needs.
Special emphasis is placed on current high demand, high interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages. The library supports students at all academic levels and encourages young children to develop an interest in and an appreciation of reading and learning.
Our Response to COVID-19
The Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System's response to COVID 19 is to remain relevant. While many of our libraries are slowly opening to the public, we are still maintaining a strong awareness of the dangers that come with the pandemic and we are trying to serve the community with as little contact as possible. Hopefully, by 2021 we will be fully open and operational to the public, but until then we will offer the best service possible to our patrons by maintaining our commitment to safety. Thank you for being patient and for always supporting your local library system.