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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
- 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.
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.
Other New Material Lists
- 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.
- New Urban
Sign up to receive e-mail notifications each month when the New Urban
Fiction List is published on the library website and be the first to
place your holds.
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
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.