In-Person Services During COVID-19
Hours

Hours open for each location may be found here.

The Central Library's East Building is open to the public during normal operating hours. The Linn-Henley Research Library adjacent to the East Building will remain closed except by appointment only to the Southern History Department (205-226-3665) and the BPL Archives Department. (205-226-3630). 

In-Person Services Offered Include:
Policies for Operating In-Person Services during COVID-19

The Birmingham Public Library will continue operating under the approved City of Birmingham Policies and Protocols of COVID-19. (Adopted on August 11, 2020/Revised on April 13, 2021

  1. Central East Building capacity is limited to 100 patrons/visitors. 
  2. Face coverings are required for entry.
  3. Visitors are encouraged to limit visits to 1 hour.
  4. Public computers will be available for 1 hour with no extensions.
  5. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-ft. space between individuals.
  6. No luggage or over-sized bags will be allowed. This includes large plastic bags, duffle bags, bed rolls, etc.
  7. Water fountains are not available for use.
  8. No food or beverages are allowed with the exception of individual size bottled water.
  9. Limited seating will be available. No sitting on the floor, tables, stairs, stage, or window ledges.
  10. Meeting rooms are not available for public use.
  11. The library will continue following the City of Birmingham Curfew Law. Any youth under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if the Birmingham City Schools are in session (in-person or virtual).
  12. The library recommends that all children visit the library with their parent or guardian. Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Things You Can Do From Home

Central East Building

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