Ancestry Library Edition

To access Ancestry Library Edition, you must either be using the library's WIFI (JMCL GIG) from your own device or the computer in our lab. This is IP address specific, meaning this resource is not available off-site.


Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundation Directory Online

To access the libraries Enterprise account for Foundation Directory Online, you must either be using the library's WIFI (JMCL GIG) from your own device or the computer in out lab. This is IP address specific, meaning this resource is not available off-site. We encourage you to watch the help video when using this resource for the first time.


HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

To access HeritageQuest through the JMCL Library you would Enter your Library Card number when prompted.

Hoopla Digital

Download E-books, E-Audiobooks, E-Comics and Movies to your devices! Instantly borrow digital movies, eBooks, eComics and more, 24/7 with your library card. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips -- anytime, anywhere! Enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Download the Hoopla app and use your library card number to use the service! You can check out 12 items per month


A new single electronic resource that provides instant access to an unprecedented number of periodicals. Users rely on InfoTrac OneFile for instant access to periodical and news content and indexing from a variety of mainstream and specialized sources -- from The New York Times to refereed academic journals.
For researchers at all levels, periodical and news information is now available in one user-friendly electronic resource. InfoTrac OneFile includes more than 3,100 full-text titles; five newspaper indexes -- a total of more than 6,000 titles in all with 20 years of backfile coverage from 1980 to present; Gale Group support and training; and much more. InfoTrac OneFile puts approximately 18 million database records at your fingertips with a single search query.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides ready-to-use tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. These video and text tutorials are maintained and kept current by Niche Academy's staff. Tutorials cover popular Jackson-Madison CountyLibrary resources such as Hoopla, OverDrive, Ancestry Library Edition and many more.

Regional E-book and Audiobook Downloads (R.E.A.D.S.)

You are now able to check out books for your Kindle, Ipad, Nook and many more devices just with the use of your library card. The R.E.A.D.S program allows you to browse a virtual collection of E-Books and Audio Books from the convenience of your mobile device or computer.

You are able to check out up to 15 E-books or Audio books for up to 21 days with this service. For more information on how to access the R.E.A.D.S. program view our R.E.A.D.S Instructions.

Tennessee Electronic Library

TEL databases offer, including homework help to new readers, consumer health information, business resources, leisure reading suggestions, current event essays, academic and civil service test preparation help, and genealogy and family history sources. Over 1.2 million searches are performed each month across the various TEL databases. Since 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library has been dedicated to providing equal access to this expansive collection of electronic resources for all Tennesseans.

Transparent Language online

*Builds all four core skills of a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
*100+ languages to choose from
*English lessons for speakers of over 25 different languages
*KidSpeak has kid-friendly lessons and interface in 6 languages
*Mobile apps are available
*Save progress on lessons completed
Transparent Language requires all users to sign up for an account with a user name and password. Email is optional but recommended to access account and reset passwords.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC), from Gale, a Cengage company, for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. It includes practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams. TERC is replacing LearningExpress Library which will not be available after April 30th. In order to use the practice tests or resume functions, TERC requires users to sign up for an account with a user name and password. Email is optional but recommended to access account and reset passwords.


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Login Information:

Username: tntumbles
Password: trial

Tumblebooks k-6

Tumblebooks Math

Tumblebooks Teen Cloud grades 7-12

Tumblebooks Audiobooks


As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

USA.gov is an interagency initiative administered by the Federal Citizen Information Center, a division of the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. It got its start when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer, whose early research was funded by the Department of Defense, offered to donate a powerful search engine to government. That gift helped accelerate the government's earlier work to create a government-wide portal.

There is no additional Login informaiton required for this site.


More than 7,000 Web sites, which are linked to relevant World Book articles. Users can find Web sites within the Related Information boxes of most articles.

Universal Class

If you are looking to continue your education, pick up a new skill, or learn a new hobby, then we have the place for you. With Universal Class, you can take courses in subjects you enjoy for Free! When you complete a course successfully you earn Continuing Education Units (CEU).