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Reference Services

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System offers a wide variety of reference services and resources. From curated resources to technology assistance, we strive to serve the community with all of its information needs. Check out the links below for health information, finance resources, and more.

3-D Printing Services
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library downtown Columbus branch offers 3-D printing services for interested patrons at no cost to the printer. Files should be in .STL or .gcode formats, and appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made by emailing Tori at

Inter-Library Loan Request Form 
The Inter-Library Loan Request Form assists patrons request books that are not available within the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System. The information needed for this form includes the book title and author you're looking for, as well as your library card number and contact information.

College and Scholarship Resources

College Resources provides a starting point for learning more information about Federal Student Aid, the Open Education Database for free resources, the Community College Review, advice on how tot choose a college from the Federal Trade Commission, and more.

Health Resources – Opens in Word Document

Health Resources is a compiled list of resources to begin research into health information. This list of resources includes a link to the National Library of Medicine and provides links to lesser-known resources such as the Drug Information Portal and the Dietary Supplements Labels Database. The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is not responsible for any medical information found in these educational sites.

Money Smart Resources – Opens in Word Document

Money Smart Resources is a list of resources to begin the financial literacy journey. From tax information for the latest tax year to investment how-tos, this list provides information from government organizations about how best to manage your finances.

State of Mississippi Department of Revenue On-Line Tax Filing

The state of Mississippi provides an online tool to manage your taxes. This tool includes portals to register for taxes, make payments, identify refund possibilities, and more. 

Mississippi eBook Library Partnership

Access the book selections that are a part of the Mississippi eBook Consortium via Overdrive, the CLPLS ebook provider. To sign in, use your library card number (no spacing) and your pre-created PIN number.

Digital Library

Check out our new Digital Library page that leads to a host of curated resources that assist with obtaining driver's licenses, learning Mississippi law, accessing the Learning Express Library, and more.

City of Columbus, MS Website

For information about the city of Columbus, Mississippi, check out the city of Columbus's website. Find business directories, information about local parks and other city departments, city social events, and more.

Lowndes County, MS Website

For information about Lowndes County, Mississippi, check out the Lowndes County, MS website. Find information about emergency services and local parks and other city departments, city social events, and more.

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