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Events Calendar

Information about our storytimes, classes & special events... Learn More

Just for Kids

Information about our literacy and tutoring services for children ... Learn More

Teen Services

Information about our teen programs and homework help ... Learn More

Printing, WiFi & More

Information about our public computers, 3D printing & more ... Learn More

Bookmobile

Information about our Bookmobile & Outreach services ... Learn More

Ways to Give

Information about our Friends of the Library & how you can help ... Learn More

Did you know?

The Mobile Public Library has nine library branches, a Local History & Genealogy library, a Bookmobile and provides outreach services. The Mobile Public Library circulated almost 1.7 million items last year and enjoyed more than 1.4 million library visitors last year ... Learn More

Did you know?

The Mobile Public Library has more than 300 public computers and provides free WiFi acccess at all of our library branches. The Library had more than 300,000 visitors use our public computers last year ... Learn More

Did you know?

The Mobile Public Library has over 60,000 residents attend library programs each year and has one of the most successful Summer Reading Programs in the State of Alabama. Almost 14,000 children participated in our celebration of reading last summer. We also had more than 7,000 children attend our specials summer events and programs last year ... Learn More

Did you know?

The Mobile Public Library has almost 750,000 items. These materials include books, magazines, newspapers, movies, music and more...Learn More
Don't forget about our electronic resources, which include downloadable eBooks, eAudio books, movies, music and more ...Learn More

Our Mission

The Mobile Public Library is a public service agency committed to connecting people with the information and materials they need and seek. Our mission is to provide the resources and services needed to open doors to lifelong learning, to fulfill citizens' information needs, and to offer and support cultural and recreational activities.

“...I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be okay. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts.”

~Maya Angelou

“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”

~Andrew Carnegie