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Get a Library Card

Any resident of Hoover or Jefferson County can get a library card at the Hoover Public Library, free of charge. Patrons over the age of fifteen must show a driver's license with current address or a form of government issued photo ID and verification of current address (i.e., piece of mail, lease agreement, checkbook, bill statement, etc.). Children under fifteen must have a parent or legal guardian sign a responsibility statement. The parent or legal guardian must sign the application.
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Kidzone Blog

Get information, book recommendations, and other things staff are thinking about from our Kidzone blog.

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Write Club 2020

  • Meet and mingle with your fellow amateur poets and novelists.
  • Flesh out your characters and tie-up those dangling plot threads!
  • Swap material with other writers, or even read your work aloud.
  • Share your stories and inspirations!

e-Readers for Checkout

Enjoy incredible reading & entertainment on NOOK Readers preloaded with books. We have several NOOKs to choose from. Check them out just like a book and take them home. If you really like the convenience of a eReader but don't want to download books yourself this is a fun and easy solution.

Kids Art Gallery

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RSS Feed

RSS is a protocol, an application of XML, that provides an open method of syndicating and aggregating Web content. Using RSS files, you can create a data feed that supplies headlines, links, and article summaries from your Web site. Users can have constantly updated content from web sites delivered to them via a news aggregator, a piece of software specifically tailored to receive these types of feeds.

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New Movies

Check out these lists of new movies at the Hoover Public Library.

Digital Media Lab

Introducing Hoover Public Library’s DIGITAL MEDIA LAB

The Digital Media Lab provides the Hoover community access to audio and video equipment for their digital projects. The DML shares space with the Technology Training Center and is available by appointment.  The DML room and equipment is reserved for special projects rather than general computing, which is available throughout the library.

The Library Theatre

The Library Theatre Is A Professional Venue Bringing World-Class Entertainment To An Intimate Setting In The Heart Of Hoover. Box-Office: (205) 444-7888.
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Videos on Vimeo

Recordings of events as well as promotional videos can be found on our Vimeo page.

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Your Own Book Club

The Hoover Public Library provides fiction book kits! Each kit contains: 10 or more copies of the title, author biography, reviews of the book, discussion questions and other pertinent information. Each kit checks out to one patron for six weeks.

Kits may be reserved up to one year in advance; please call 444 - 7820 to place a reservation. Ask at the Fiction Desk for an annotated list of book kits for your selection, or visit:

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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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.