Originally located in an upper room of City Hall in 1930, the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library moved to its first building on Madison Avenue in 1964, which now houses the district attorney’s office. It was the first integrated building in Oxford. In March of 1977, the Library moved into a new 16,300-square-foot, two-story building at 401 Bramlett Blvd. A 10,000-square-foot addition, including a large auditorium and two extra meeting rooms, was added in 1977.
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library is a joint venture of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Oxford Board of Aldermen with funding from both the county and city.
The Library is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library is a branch of the First Regional Library, a public library system serving DeSoto, Lafayette, Panola, Tate and Tunica counties. Anyone who lives, works, owns property or goes to school in one of the five counties is eligible for a free library card. Your First Regional Library card can be used at any of the 13 branches in the system. The replacement cost for a lost card is $1.00. The fee for a non-resident library card is $20.00 per year.