About APLS

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

Ronald A. Snider District 1
Angelia Stokes District 2
Adam Thompson District 3
Bobbie Lou Leigh District 4
J. Elbert Peters District 5
Virginia Doyle District 6
Nancy G. Sewell District 7