Immigration and Citizenship

Citizenship Corner

The Citizenship Corners of the Memphis Public Libraries provide accurate, free information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States Government. The information includes training material, test information, civic lessons and all necessary steps in the naturalization and immigration process. As an added resource we also have the 211 database which has a list of the non-profit agencies that assist with immigration, naturalization, DACA, and any legal support for immigration issues.

211 Database

Branches with Citizenship Corners

Below are the branches of the Memphis Public Libraries that currently have Citizenship Corners. To find out hours, address, and contact information please click on the respective branch name.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Online

Learn more about becoming a citizen by following the links in the USCIS widgets below.

Library Resources in Spanish

Here is a collection of resources specifically for our Spanish speaking customers.

Aquí hay una colección de recursos específicamente para nuestros clientes hispanohablantes.

ACCESO Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. Consejos de búsqueda
ACCESO Learning Express Library Recursos para hispanohablantes: Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
ACCESO Mango Languages: ¿QUIERES APRENDER UN NUEVO IDIOMA? Para empezar a aprender con Mango Languages debes tener tu tarjeta de la biblioteca disponible. Paso 1: Crea tu login y contraseña. El login y la contraseña te ayudarán a continuar tu proceso de prendizaje en donde lo dejaste. O puedes saltar directamente a la lección que desees haciendo clic en “Start Learning.” Paso 2: Elige un idioma. Simplemente elige el idioma que quieres aprender entre los más de 70 cursos de idiomas extranjeros y 17 cursos de inglés que te ofrecemos. Paso 3: ¡Feliz Viaje! Tenemos la seguridad de que te vas a divertir aprendiendo con Mango. ¡Así lo hemos diseñado para tí!
ACCESO OverDrive Libro electrónico español: Tenemos títulos digitales en Español. Primeros pasos con la aplicación Overdrive.
ACCESO World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddles masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus (U.S. poet, 1849-1887)

The poem was inscribed on a bronze plague in 1903 and placed in the pedestal of the Statute of Liberty. Learn more about the poem and its connection to the Statue of Liberty at See our catalog to find more about Emma Lazarus and her works.