Generally, yes. Most items (including non-print items) from a library within Jefferson County may be returned to the book drop. We have one book drop located on the wall to the right of the main entrance. We also have drive-up book returns on the street by the main entrance: one just for books and one for videos and audiobooks. We also have convenient book drop locations throughout Hoover: Hoover Library Book Drop Locations

Some items, such as board games, books from outside of our county system (ILL) and other specialty items that might be easily damaged in the drop, will need to be returned inside at the Circulation Desk. If this is the case, it will be clearly printed on the item. When in doubt, please call Circulation at (205) 444-7800 and they can tell you the proper way to return the item.