Welcome to the Hoover Library
Since opening our doors in October of 1983, we have worked to change the way you think about libraries.

Our Mission

The Hoover Public Library seeks to reinvent the way communities view libraries. As the heart and soul of the Hoover community, we are more than just a library. We’re the place you come to meet your friends, experience live theater, peruse art, listen to music, entertain your children, learn about new technology, seek job searching assistance, explore your interests, find good book recommendations and much, much more. We seek to grow our patronage by offering an unparalleled customer experience. When you have a question, we want the library to be the first thing that comes to mind.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9am – 9pm  •  Friday 9am – 6pm  •  Saturday 10am – 6pm  •  Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Phone Directory

Circulation / Information
205.444.7800

Movies / Music
205.444.7815

Adult Fiction
205.444.7820

Plaza
205.444.7821

Teens
205.444.7826

Children
205.444.7830

Children Preschool
205.444.7833

Friends Book Store
205.444.7774

Nonfiction / 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

Movies / Music
205.444.7815

Statistics 2019

50,806

Membership

292,284

Total Collection

1,652,011

Total Circulation

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.

Please take a moment to read our annual report. There is more statistical data and other information about our services.


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.

The Library Board

The Library Board meets the third 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. Administration 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





Board Members

Hal Humphrey, President
Mitzi Eaker
Phil Hutcheson
Lori Martin
Cherinita Reese
Michael Krawcheck, Trustee Emeritus
Eloise Martens, Trustee Emeritus


Employment

 For current open positions with the City of Hoover, go to www.hooveralabama.gov.

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.

Holiday Closings

DayDateHoliday
MondaySeptember 6, 2021Labor Day
ThursdayNovember 11, 2021Veteran’s Day
WednesdayNovember 24, 2021 OPEN-Close at 6:00 p.m.Day Before Thanksgiving
ThursdayNovember 25, 2021Thanksgiving Day
FridayNovember 26, 2021Day After Thanksgiving
TuesdayNovember 30, 2021Christmas Tree Lighting
FridayDecember 24, 2021Christmas Eve
SaturdayDecember 25, 2021Christmas Day
SundayDecember 26, 2021Christmas Observed
MondayDecember 27, 2021Christmas Observed
FridayDecember 31, 2021New Year’s Eve
SaturdayJanuary 1, 2022New Year’s Day
SundayJanuary 2, 2022New Year’s Day Observed
MondayJanuary 3, 2022New Year’s Day Observed
MondayJanuary 17, 2022Martin Luther King Jr. Day
FridayApril 15, 2022Good Friday
SundayApril 17, 2022Easter
MondayMay 30, 2022Memorial Day
MondayJuly 4, 2022Independence Day
August TBAStaff Day
MondaySeptember 5, 2022Labor Day
FridayNovember 11, 2022Veterans Day
WednesdayNovember 23, 2022OPEN - Close at 6pm
ThursdayNovember 24, 2022Thanksgiving
FridayNovember 25, 2022Day After Thanksgiving
TBATBAClose at 3pm for Christmas Tree Lighting
FridayDecember 23, 2022Christmas Eve Recognized
SaturdayDecember 24, 2022Christmas Eve
SundayDecember 25, 2022Christmas Day
MondayDecember 26, 2022Chrismas Day Recognized
FridayDecember 30, 2022New Year's Eve Recognized
SaturdayDecember 31, 2022New Year's Eve
SundayJanuary 1, 2023New Year's Day
MondayJanuary 2, 2023New Year's Day Recognized