Rare Book Room
About the Department
The Birmingham Public Library maintains a Rare Book Room in the Linn-Henley
building of the Central Library to house rare and valuable materials. These
materials never circulate and are rarely reproduced because of their age,
condition, scarcity, and importance. They may be used and viewed in the Central
Library by appointment. Restrictions will apply to their use and accessibility.
In some instances, fragile and irreplaceable materials may not be handled, but
visitors are welcome to view them with the help of a librarian. An
appointment made in advance will enable the library staff time to prepare
and ready the materials.
Rare Book Room Policy and Procedures
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2744
- I-59/20 to 22nd Street Exit.
- Travel South to Park Place & turn right.
- Library on right.