Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Library Resources
Library Cards, Borrowing and Renewing
Find Books and Materials
Local Information and History
  • Archives
    Collections of government records, business records, maps, photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and other primary material documenting the history and development of Birmingham, Jefferson County and the surrounding area of Alabama known as the Birmingham District.
  • Digital Collections
    Photographs, books, magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and  maps
  • Genealogy Resources
    Extensive collections of genealogically relevant material, including the Southern history collection.
  • Government Documents
    Collection of documents and publications issued by federal, state, and local (Jefferson County and Birmingham) governments.
  • Newspapers
    From Birmingham, Alabama and around the country
  • Cartography Collection
    Contains original printed maps from the sixteenth century forward with a primary concentration on Birmingham and Alabama.
New Materials
New Books and Other New Material Lists

Wowbrary Weekly e-newsletter covering the newest books, DVDs, and CDs added to the catalog

New Books at BPL
Look here for the entire Birmingham Public Library system new book lists. Some departments in the Central Library have created lists of new materials as well, these are available below.


Downloadble eBooks

Downloadable Audiobooks


Urban Fiction
Sign-up to receive email notifications each month when the New Urban Fiction List is published on the library website and be the first to place your holds.
Library Services
  • BPLinks
    Weekly e-newsletter covering events, programs, and reviews.
  • Wowbrary
    Weekly e-newsletter covering the newest books, DVDs, and CDs added to the catalog.
  • Books by Mail
    A service to residents of Jefferson County, Alabama, who are unable to go to the public library in person.
  • Best Sellers Club
    A program to provide quick access to new releases from best selling authors.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary loan (ILL) acquires books, photocopies of non-circulating materials (such as magazine articles), and government publications not already owned by the public libraries of Jefferson County for library patrons.
  • Blind and Physically Handicapped
    Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides special format reading materials, playback equipment and other library resources to qualifying users.
    TTY (Text Telephone) 205-226-3732
Recommended Reading

The conditions of love   Angel baby   Benjamin Franklin's bastard


Fairhope in the roaring twenties   Cotton tenants : three families   Managerial accounting for dummies

Recommended Viewing
Feature Films

Lone survivor   Seven warriors   Labor Day

Documentary Films

The human scale   Muscle Shoals   League of denial : the NFL's concussion crisis

Books & Reviews
Links of Interest
Books For Sale
Books for Sale By BPL
Selling Books to BPL
  • Authors and Books
    Information about selling books to the Birmingham Public Library including guidelines for local authors and small presses.
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