Welcome to the Arab Public Library!

Our mission is to provide access to materials, information, and programs delivered by a courteous and informed staff.

The Arab Public Library has a new online catalog, which means you can now browse the library's collection from the convenience of your home or office. Enter through our website link: http://www.arabpubliclibrary.com to view our catalogs It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

NEW! e-books Available

There is no fee to access Ebooks just click here.

e-book Workshops:
Programs Offered
Pre-school Storytime
  • (Coincides with school calendar)
  • Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

Basic Computer Class
  • Friday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • (Registration required)

The Arab Public Library is a modern library with a collection of approximately 50,000. The Library collection is fully automated for ease of finding what you may need. In addition to traditional books for loan, patrons will find a vast assortment of audio cassettes and videos for both children and adults. The Library also subscribes to more than 75 periodicals and 6 newspapers. Internet access computers with various software programs are available for public use. Other services include access to on-line Alabama Virtual Library, AVL cards for home use, inter-library loan, summer reading program, audio-visual equipment, copier, genealogy resources, and an extraordinary Civil War book collection. The Friends of the Library organization provides a Dial-A-Story for preschool children (586-4600). Special services are available, upon request, to meet the library needs of the hearing impaired, the blind, or persons with other handicaps. The Library serves the needs of individuals, businesses, and agriculture while providing educational, cultural, and recreational resources for the people of Arab and the Brindlee Mountain area.

Summer Reading Program

The Arab Public Library offers a professional quality summer reading program to all children from toddlers to teens. The summer reading program encourages children to read for pleasure and is designed to keep children reading year-round. The program also provides an opportunity for children to use computers, search the Internet, and socialize with peers. Entertainment, prizes and an end-of-the-program party are included.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library of Arab is a non-profit organization, operated on a strictly volunteer basis. Membership cost is $10.00 per year. This does not obligate members to perform any tasks, but it offers an opportunity for those who would like to be of service to the Library. As a Friend, you'll be a member of an organization whose purposes are to promote the interest of the Arab Public Library and the people it serves, promote expansion of the services offered at the library and to work toward the goals of progress and improvement set for the library. Please contact the Arab Public Library for more information.

Meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Library.
  • Bookstore (adjacent to Library):
  • Hours:
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Events: Summer Reading Program June 1 - July 26

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