About Books-By-Mail

Books-By-Mail is a free service provided by the Birmingham Public Library and the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. It is a unique service to residents of Jefferson County, Alabama, who are unable to go to the public library in person. Most books-by-mail users are elderly or housebound, but patrons of any age who are unable to travel to a library may use this service.

No library card is needed. Materials are checked out for 4 weeks. There is a limit of 4 items. Renewals can be made over the phone. No overdue fines are charged.

Selections include:
  • Fiction Books
  • Non-fiction Books
  • Regular Print Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Audiobooks

Use the online form to request this service or call 205-226-3758.

See also:

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(This service brings special format reading materials, playback equipment and other library resources to qualifying users.)

  • Email:
  • Telephone:

  • Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Address:

    2100 Park Place
    Birmingham, AL 35203-2744
Request form

Books-by-Mail can only fill requests for residents of Jefferson County, AL

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Put a check mark beside your favorite formats, authors, and categories on this form.



Push "Finalize" to complete the form.

You may also print this form out and mail it to: Quick List Books-by-Mail, Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203.

If you have any questions, please call (205) 226-3758.

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