Government Documents

The Government Documents Department's collection contains a variety of documents and publications issued by federal, state, and local (Jefferson County and Birmingham) governments.

The Birmingham Public Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1895, with the majority of the Department's federal material supplied by the United States Government Printing Office.

The Department is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center as well, containing information relating to patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

In addition, the Department serves as an affiliate agency of the Alabama Data Center, which disseminates demographic information about the state of Alabama.



Government Documents Department
Microforms Department

Federal, state and local documents can be accessed in the Southern History Department during all library hours. Equipment for reading and scanning microforms is also available in Southern History. Patrons may want to call ahead (205) 226-3665 to have documents or film/fiche pulled in advance of their visit. Tax forms are available in the Southern History Department.
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2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2744
(205) 226-3620

  • I-20 E/I-59 N59/20 to Exit 124D for 17th St. North toward Downtown
  • Turn left onto Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
  • Turn right onto 20th St. North
  • Turn left onto Park Place

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