The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is a state agency that serves Public Libraries in the 67 counties in Alabama. The agency is empowered to aid and advise all established public libraries and assist communities that may propose to establish public libraries.

APLS administers state funds as provided by the State Legislature and federal funds as provided by the Library Services and Technology Act. 

The ultimate goal of the Alabama Public Library Service is to create a statewide network of libraries to provide quality library service to every individual in the State.

APLS provides direct library services to Alabama State employees to meet their work related information needs and to residents who are unable to use standard print resources.

The Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of APLS, provides information and reading materials in Braille and recorded audio format to Alabama residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or reading disabilities. The Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) provides walk in service and has a special entrance and parking on the east side of the APLS building. 

Alabama Public Library Service
Board of Directors

District 1

Ronald A. Snider

District 2

Angelia Stokes

District 3

Adam Thompson

District 4

Bobbie Lou Leigh

District 5

J. Elbert Peters

District 6

Virginia Doyle

District 7

Nancy G. Sewell

Directions to APLS


 
From Montgomery Regional Airport: Make right from airport onto AL-8 E/US-80 E.
Take I-65 N and I-85 N to US-231 N/Eastern Blvd. Take exit 6 from I-85 N.
Make a direct right onto Monticello Drive, building is 0.8 miles down on the right.
 
From Atlanta: Follow I-85 S to US-231 N/Eastern Blvd in Montgomery. Take exit 6 from I-85 S.
Make a direct right onto Monticello Drive, building is 0.8 miles down on the right.
 
From Birmingham: Take I-65 S to US-231 N/Eastern Blvd in Montgomery. Take exit 6 from I-85 N.
Make a direct right onto Monticello Drive, building is 0.8 miles down on the right.
 
From Mobile: Follow I-65 N to US-231 N/Eastern Blvd in Montgomery. Take exit 6 from I-85 N.
Make a direct right onto Monticello Drive, building is 0.8 miles down on the right.
 
From Dothan: Follow US-231 N and make a right onto Brewbaker Blvd in Montgomery.
Take right onto Bell Rd, then left onto Monticello Drive. Building is 0.3 miles down on the left.