B. S. Ricks Memorial Library


We are so glad you found us. We may be on the National Register of Historic Places, but our philosophy is completely modern!

This past year, over to 43,000 of you have visited us. Our computers (complete with Microsoft Office and Internet access) have been used over 13,000 times, our free wireless internet has been used well over 1,000 times and our items have circulated close to 21,000 times.

On average, we receive 60 new patrons per month. This is pretty impressive considering our public library building has been serving Yazoo County since 1902 and the total population of Yazoo County is  just under 28,000.

Additionally, our meeting rooms were used 116 times by 2,109 people and we have answered close to 4,000 reference questions. AND we employ not just one, but two published authors.

Did I mention that our reference librarian, local historian and author John Ellzey, was nominated for the American Library Association’s librarian of the year award?

Still not convinced how truly awesome we are? Read the American Library Association’s I Love Libraries webpage or better yet, come visit us! We’ll be happy to give you a tour of the oldest library in Mississippi, assist you with your genealogy project, show you how to download an e-book, help you on the computer, answer in depth reference questions, recommend a good book, let you use one of our meeting rooms, show you a comfy spot to use our free wireless internet, and the list goes on!



This website is partially funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act

administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Monday 8:00-5:00

Tuesday 8:00-5:00

Wednesday 8:00-5:00

Thursday 8:00-5:00

Friday 8:00-5:00

Saturday 8:30-12:00

310 North Main Street

Yazoo City, MS 39194


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