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Local Information and History
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.
Photographs, books, magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and maps.
Browse the available subjects.
- 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.
Alabama and around the country
- Cartography Collection
Contains original printed maps from the sixteenth century forward
with a primary concentration on Birmingham and Alabama.
- 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
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.
(Text Telephone) 205-226-3732
Kanopy Film Streaming
Movies for people who love movies.
Killing Us Softly 4 - Advertising's Image of Women
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes... --site
Books & Reviews
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.