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Business Services

The mission of the Hoover Public Library’s Business and Law Department is to provide the citizens of Hoover and the business community with the best available resources, services and programs covering a vast array of business and legal topics.


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Southern Voices

Southern Voices is a four-day conference exploring culture as reflected in our contemporary arts. Sponsored by Hoover Public Library and open to the public, the conference brings together a chorus of artistic voices, writers, editors, musicians, performers and public figures. For more information, call 444-7820.
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RBdigital for Hoover Library

Free to Hoover residents with a library card! RBdigital is a digital magazine subscription service that offers 24/7 access to online magazines with no checkout periods and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. Search for your favorite magazines by title or by genre and then download them to your computer or mobile device. Your Hoover Library card will give you access to this entire collection.

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HPL Kids

The Kidzone has programs galore as well as books, movies, and other cool stuff. Read our blog below for more information and check out our upcoming events to get an idea of what's happening at the Kidzone! Our main phone number is 205.444.7830.

Online Research (Databases)

Search information services subscribed to by the Alabama Virtual Library, Alabama Public Library Service, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, and the Hoover Library. See a list of Alabama libraries that can give you access to various resources.

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Technology and Classes

In the Technology Hub, located on the main level, we offer 12 workstations for word processing and business automation software so patrons can type research papers, resumes, create spreadsheets, publications and projects. In addition we have two scanners and laptops for in library use. Headphones are sold for $2 and Flash Drives for $5 at the service desk. Basic computer classes and Microsoft Office training is available each month. Click the following link for more information.
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A frequently updated and librarian curated page of reading suggestions, genre-specific websites, books reviews, and links to book news found on the web.

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Circulating Magazines

We subscribe to almost 200 popular magazines and several newspapers and are a distribution point for a number of free local publications. New issues are in the Newstand on the Library Plaza and are available for reading in-library. Most past issues of magazines are available for checkout for three weeks. To find a specific magazine, you can search the library catalog by journal title, but a visit to the library will give you a better idea of what's available. We are always happy to consider your magazine suggestions!

Learn a Language (mango)

Mango lessons combine everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity. It's engaging. And it works.

Language learning for adults.

Mango Languages


Language Options

For more information on any of these options, please call the fiction desk at 444-7820.



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Weekly Storytimes

The Hoover Library Children's Department has storytimes for all ages. Check the following page for information about each storytime.
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Videos on the our YouTube channel from the Hoover Library!

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Come See Us At The Teens Desk. We Can Help You Find Your Next Favorite Book!

Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

Free digital audio books are now available for library patrons. Bestsellers, nonfiction, biographies and self-help audio books are available for download from Overdrive. • Install the free Overdrive Media Player • Use your library card to check out titles or place reserves. • Keep titles for two weeks. • All titles may be transferred to portable MP3 players. • Many titles may be burned to CD. Preloaded eReaders are also available for checkout. Get help with downloading audiobooks and ebooks.
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GoodReads Adults

Hoover Library's book recommendations on Goodreads. GoodReads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. They have more than 13,000,000 members who have added more than 450,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.
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