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Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH)

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is a free library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or other physical disabilities that prevent them from reading or holding printed materials.

Click the resource link below for additional information, eligibility criteria, and application forms.

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Friends of the Hoover Public Library

Thanks to a small group of energetic and determined Hoover residents the FRIENDS was established in 1982. They recognized the need for a library in the rapidly expanding city of Hoover and the rest is history. Join and you’ll be glad you did.

Author Read-Alikes

Read-alikes are suggestions for readers who enjoy the works of a particular author and would like to have recommendations of other authors that write in a similar style or genre. Remember that individual judgments of writing styles will differ among readers and that these suggestions are selective.
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GoodReads Teens

Hoover Library's book recommendations from the Children's department 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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Meeting Room Reservation

In accordance with the Library Bill of Rights, the primary purpose of library meeting rooms is to serve the needs of library-sponsored programs and services, and such functions shall always have priority. Otherwise, priority for use of the meeting rooms will be given to (1) Friends of the Library meetings or programs, and (2) City of Hoover meetings and functions. The Hoover Public Library provides meeting room space when available for use by Hoover community groups and organizations whose goals are civic and educational only. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated individually. The Board may examine the groups past history, goals and purposes to ensure equitable use. Use of the meeting room facilities is subject to the rules and regulations established by the Library Board of Trustees.

Make changes to a currently held reservation by calling 444-7888.

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Wireless Hotspot

Relax and enjoy free wireless internet access anywhere in our library. Wireless printing is available using our SmartAlec service. Use the following web address at http://www.hooverlibrary.org/print and sign up for an account. Upload documents from your devices anywhere and pick them up the library. Prints are 10¢ for Black and White and 50¢ color.

Free Online Classes

Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? Universal Class™ offers hundreds of affordable online classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Join us today, and let's start learning together. (Hoover Residents Only)
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Birmingham News Archive

The Birmingham News was launched in March 1888 as The Evening News and in 1895 became known as The Birmingham News. From world, national, state and local news to business, culture, technology, religion, style, health, and more, the paper provides news coverage and insightful commentary to the people living in Alabama's largest metropolitan area. Date Range: (4/27/1993 - Current)
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Kanopy

Free to Hoover residents with a library card! Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.
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Request an Item

To request items not found in the catalog, there are two things that you can do.

1.Request an item to be purchased.

2. Go to the Jefferson County Interlibrary Loan page where you can request an item to be borrowed from outside of the Jefferson County library system.

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research! Offering a full-service platform, ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
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Computer Classes

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Best Sellers Club (Book My Favorites)

The Books You Want… Before You Know You Want Them! Check out the Fiction Department’s automatic reserve service – “Book My Favorites”. Complete a “Book My Favorites” form telling us the authors whose new books you want to read. If one of the authors releases a new hardcover fiction title, we will automatically reserve it for you. You won’t have to remember to come in or call. While we can’t guarantee how near the top of the list you’ll be each time, it’s one less thing you’ll have to do! Your membership in the “Book My Favorites” program will be effective for any new books released after we receive your request.

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Photo Gallery

Take a look at photos from our various programs and events. If you see a good photo of yourself at one of our events, feel free to download a large version or have it printed directly from our gallery service provider.

 

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