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About the Hoover Public Library

Located in Hoover, Alabama, the Hoover Public Library has been on the scene since 1983. We hope to revolutionize the way you think about libraries. For more information out the City of Hoover, visit www.hooveralabama.gov.

The Hoover Public Library is a member library of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. For more information about JCLC, visit jclc.org.

Our Mission

The overall purpose of the Hoover Public Library is to serve all the citizens of Hoover by offering the services, resources, and facilities to fulfill their informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests. The term "citizens" encompasses individuals and groups of every age, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnic origin, and human condition.

Phone Directory

Location Phone Number
Circulation / Information 205.444.7800
Movies and Music 205.444.7815
Adult Fiction 205.444.7820
Plaza 205.444.7821
Teens 205.444.7826
Children 205.444.7830
Children's "Tele a Tale" 205.444.7838
Nonfiction and Reference 205.444.7840
Business 205.444.7816
Technology Hub (Class Signup) 205.444.7747
Administration 205.444.7810
The Library Theatre / Box Office 205.444.7888
Book Renewals 205.444.7800
After Hours Book Renewals 205.226.3790

Hours of Operation

 Day Open Close
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. 6 p.m.

Virtual Tour

Directions

Traveling west from Anniston / Leeds:

Follow I-20 West to I-459 South and exit at Hoover/Pelham exit #13. Turn right onto Highway 31 North. At the first light, turn right onto Municipal Drive. Library parking is immediately on the left.

Traveling east from Tuscaloosa / Bessemer:

Follow I-59 North to I-459 North and exit at Hoover / Pelham exit #13. Turn left onto Highway 31 North. At second traffic light, turn right onto Municipal Drive. Library parking is immediately on left.

Traveling south from Cullman / Birmingham:

Follow I-65 South to I-459 South and exit at Hoover/Pelham exit #13. Turn right onto Highway 31 North. At the first light, turn right onto Municipal Drive. Library parking is immediately on the left.

Traveling north from Montgomery / Alabaster:

Follow I-65 North to I-459 South and exit at Hoover/Pelham exit #13. Turn right onto Highway 31 North. At the first light, turn right onto Municipal Drive. Library parking is immediately on the left.

Library Board

  • Sara Rast
  • Michael O. Krawcheck
  • Hal Humphrey
  • George Farmer
  • Eloise Martens

The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room, located on the Administrative Level of the Library. The public is invited to attend. If you desire to be notified of regular or special meetings to be conducted by the Library Board, contact Administration at (205) 444-7810. Adminstration will provide the necessary information to inform you regarding your placement on the official Notification List.

RESOLUTION OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF THE CITY OF HOOVER TO PROVIDE THAT A NOTIFICATION LIST BE ESTABLISHED TO COMPLY WITH THE ALABAMA OPEN MEETINGS LAW AND TO ADOPT ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER

Statistics

2012 Statistics  
Membership 79,127
Total Collection 274,887
Total Circulation 1,575,465

Ranked fourth in the state in circulation, Hoover Public Library is the only single-unit library in Alabama to achieve such a high ranking.As part of the larger Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Hoover Public Library has the single highest circulation rate of the 42 libraries in the system.

Employment

The Hoover Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, creed gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status orany other legally protected status.

For current open positions with the City of Hoover go to www.hooveralabama.gov.
Look for the Job Opportunities link on the left hand side of the page.


Closed Holidays 2013-2014

Day Date Holiday
Wednesday November 27, 2013 OPEN-Close at 6 pm
Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving
Friday November 29, 2013 Day after Thanksgiving
Tuesday December 2, 2013 Staff Day
In accordance with City tree lighting ceremony
Monday December 23, 2013 OPEN-Close at 6 pm
Tuesday December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25, 2013 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve
Wednesday January 1, 2014 New Year's Day
 Monday January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday April 18, 2014 Good Friday
Sunday April 20, 2014 Easter
Monday May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
Friday July 4, 2014 Independence Day
Sunday August 31, 2014 Labor Day
Monday September 1, 2014 Labor Day
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Veteran’s Day
Wednesday November 26, 2014 OPEN-Close at 6 p.m.
Thursday November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving
Friday November 28, 2014 Day After Thanksgiving
TBA December (TBA) Staff Day
Tuesday December 23, 2014 OPEN-Close at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve
Thursday December 25, 2014 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 31, 2014 New Year’s Eve
Thursday January 1, 2015 New Year’s Day