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Covid-19 Update (May 21, 2020)

With the temporary closure of Alabama public schools and following federal and state recommendations to avoid clusters of population within a space, many member libraries have temporarily suspended public access to the library facilities. The services available at the libraries vary based on decisions made by their respective city and library administrators. For the most up-to-date information regarding the services available at your local public library, please contact your local library directly.

What about my holds?

Holds will be kept at the library until the libraries reopen for public access. Some of the libraries are offering curbside service for you to pick up holds. See below for libraries that offer a curbside pickup service.

Can I still request items from other libraries?

Not yet.  Check back later.

What if my library card is expiring?

You can renew your library card for the full 2 years online or you can contact your local library directly.

What library resources can I access?

There is a wealth of resource available to you 24/7.

What if I do not have a library card?

Get a temporary e-card.

Why are items still on my account even though I returned them?

Please allow up to 7 days for your account to update, as all materials will be quarantined prior to check-in. Note: Fines for materials that were originally due between March 15 and June 1, 2020 have been waived. If it has been over a week, contact your local library.

What if I still need help?

Your local library is the best source of up-to-date information. If you still have questions, send an email to Tobin Cataldo at tobin.cataldo@jclc.org.


Adamsville 205-674-3399

Adamsville Public Library is open to the public with normal operating hours.

Bessemer 205-428-7882

The Bessemer Public Library is open to the public with limited hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Staff will be in the building from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. They will still be answering the phones from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. but will be closed to the public at that time. They will allow ONLY 30 library patrons in the library at any given time and social distancing will be enforced. They will NOT be doing curbside services. Library patrons are to wear masks before entering the building. Services will be limited to activities that can be done and finished within a short time period.

Birmingham 205-226-3600


Botanical Gardens 205-414-3920


Center Point 205-536-7750


Clay 205-680-3812

The Clay Public Library is open to the public with normal operating hours. They will not accept returns from any other library during this time, but will accept returns belonging to Clay. They will not be using the book drop, so books will have to be returned during normal operating hours within the building. At this time, they are not requiring masks, but are encouraging them. They will NOT be providing curbside service. Only five patrons or five families will be allowed in the building at one time. Services will be limited to activities that can be completed within a 30 minute time frame.

Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

Closed. Emmet O'Neal Library will offer curbside service beginning June 1.

Fultondale 205-849-6335


Gardendale 205-631-6639

Gardendale Public Library is open to the public with normal operating hours.

Graysville 205-674-3040

Graysville Public Library is open for curbside service only - Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Homewood 205-332-6600

Closed. Homewood Public Library will offer curbside service beginning June 1. Book returns will open May 26.

Hoover 205-444-7800

Book returns are open. The library’s phone lines are open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will offer curbside service beginning June 1.

Hueytown 205-491-1443

Curbside service offered Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Irondale 205-951-1415

Closed. Curbside pickup will begin June 1. You may begin returning materials Wednesday, May 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Staff are available by phone and email Monday- Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Reach out if you need help with your library card, information about online resources, a great book recommendation, or assistance with school assignments. 205-951-1415 or Librarian@IrondaleLibrary.org 

Leeds 205-699-5962


Midfield 205-923-1027


Pinson 205-680-9298

Pinson Public Library is open with limited curbside service. The hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and they are available by phone Monday-Thursday 9 a.m to 6 p.m. 

Pleasant Grove 205-744-1731

Pleasant Grove Public Library is open Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-12 noon.

Tarrant 205-841-0575


Trussville 205-655-2022

Trussville Public Library is offering contact-less curbside service Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Book returns are open.

Vestavia Hills 205-978-0155

Closed. Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest will offer curbside service beginning June 1. Book returns will open May 26.

Walter J. Hanna (Fairfield) 205-783-6007


Warrior 205-647-3006


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