Public Library

Welcome to the Arab Public Library!


To provide access to materials, information and programs delivered by a courteous and informed staff

The Arab Public Library is a modern library with a collection of 50,000

volumes. The library collection is fully automated for ease of finding what you may need. In addition to books, patrons will find 1,600 audio CDs, including music, and 1,900 DVDs for children and adults.  

The Library subscribes to 30 periodicals and 5 newspapers.  Wi-Fi and computers with various software programs are available for public use.  Other services include access to the online Alabama Virtual Library, AVL cards for home use, inter-library loan, a summer reading program, audio-visual equipment, copier, genealogy resources, and an extraordinary Civil War book collection.  

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 surrounding areas.

Media Center

The Arab Public Library has a NEW Online Catalog, so you can now browse the library’s collection from the convenience of your home or office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


NEW E-Books Available * There is no charge to access E-Books.

The Alabama Virtual Library is an online information portal that provides students, teachers and residents of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier library and information resources at no charge.

Basic Computer Class

  This is a one-on-one class that is available to anyone in need of learning the basic computer skills, and is offered on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

* Call to schedule your appointment.

Arab Public Library
325 2nd Street Northwest
Arab, Alabama 35016
Phone: (256) 586-3366 or (256) 586-1938

Tanya Alexander, Director
Email Tanya Alexander

Stefani Griffith, Assistant Director

Visit their Website

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sundays: CLOSED

Stay Connected:


Pre-School Storytime

Every Wednesday 9:30 a.m.

* Coincides with school calendar

E-Book Workshop 

This is a one-on-one class that is
available to anyone 
wanting to learn
more about E-Books, and is
on Fridays from
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

* Call to schedule your appointment.

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.  

* Summer dates are announced each spring. 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library program is a non-profit organization, operated on a strictly volunteer basis.  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 purpose is to promote the interest of the Arab Public Library and the people it serves, promote expansion of the services offered at the Library, and work toward the goals of progress and improvement that have been set for the Library. 

Please contact the Arab Public Library for more information.

Membership is $10.00 per year.

Meetings are held monthly every 3rd Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Library.

Friends Bookstore: adjacent to Library

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 10a – 4p
Saturday: 10a – 1:30p

Arab City Hall

740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Monday - Friday

F: 256.586.9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.