The Lamar County Library System was established in 1997 and contains 4 branch libraries. Our branches, located in Sumrall, Oak Grove, Purvis, and Lumberton,  work together to provide the best possible public service to the people of Lamar County.

Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Lamar County Library System is to make available to all people within Lamar county books and other material which will assist and encourage them to:

  • Continually educate themselves;
  • Become better citizens of home and community;
  • Be aware of progress in all fields;
  • Improve occupational skills;
  • Reach their creative potential;
  • Appreciate more fully the arts and literature; and
  • Use leisure time in such a manner as to promote their personal and social well being.