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The Hoover Public Library has been online since June 1, 1998. Through this web site, we hope to bring you news about what is happening at the library, answer commonly asked questions, offer resources to help you get around the Internet, and much more.

Training Center

If you want to learn about the Internet, how to use a computer, or need help learning to use Microsoft Office products, these classes are for you. The current month class calendar can be viewed on our online class calendar. Call 444-7747 to sign up for our computer classes.

Intro to Personal Computing Intro to Publisher
Intro to the Internet Intro to Word
Free Web Email Intro to Excel
Intro to Powerpoint  

Schedule conflict? Try BPL downtown: Birmingham Public Library Computer Classes.

Online Interactive Services Computer

Need a computer to take an online proctored test or to do an online interview?  Our Technology department offers on Online Interactive Services computer for patron use!  Located in our Technology Training Center, this PC is equipped with a webcam and software to allow you to use Skype, ProctorU and many other services.  Please call 444-7747 at least 24 hours in advance in order to make a reservation.

Technology Hub

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 twelve scanners and laptops for in library use. Headphones are sold for $2 and Flash Drives for $7 at the service desk.


Patrons can print out their work on a networked color laser printer. Black and white prints are 10¢ and color prints are 50¢. Our print system takes cash, coins and most credit cards.


Patrons can send local and long distance faxes free of charge. However, we do not allow incoming faxes or international faxes.

Wireless Access

Relax and enjoy free wireless internet access anywhere in our library. More information about wireless services can be found on our Wireless Hotspot page.