The mission of the Hoover Public Library’s Business, Nonprofit, Career and Law area in the Nonfiction Department is to provide Hoover citizens, businesses and nonprofits with dedicated resources, services, programs and support focused on promoting financial success and opportunity.


In addition to a very popular circulating collection of business, law, nonprofit and career books, the Business area offers several specialized resources.

Business Newspapers (Print) - The Alabama Messenger, Barron's, The Birmingham Business Journal, Investor's Business Daily (now published weekly), and The Wall Street Journal

Business Magazines (Print) - Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Alabama, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Investment Resources (Print) Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Kiplinger’s Letter, Value Line Investment Survey, Value Line Small and Mid Cap Investment Survey

Digital Resources/Databases - Alabama Legal Forms, Business Source Premier, Learning Express Library, Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) and more

GrantStation(In Library Use Only), Inc. offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.


AARP Tax Assistance – The library is a designated AARP site providing free tax assistance. We usually begin taking tax appointments in February each year. Call (205) 444-7816 for more information and to make an appointment.

Tax Forms – A limited amount of federal and state tax forms are available during tax season.

Business Presentation Kits - Our Technology Department has kits that will help you effectively present yourself and your ideas. You can check out a  Projector Kit which includes a digital projector and all the necessary peripherals.

Digital Media Lab - Our Technology Department offers free access to the audio and video equipment and software you need, by appointment only. All Hoover residents with a valid library card in good standing may use the Digital Media Lab.


The Business Department also hosts programs on a variety of topics including nonprofits, starting a business in Hoover, writing resumes, job interviews and more. We often partner with the Hoover Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to offer these events. You can find all of our programs at

Email Us Your Questions

We want to make using the library easy! Email us your business and reference questions. The friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Nonfiction Department are ready to help. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Nonfiction Department at (205) 444-7840 or the Business desk at (205) 444-7816.

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