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Alabama Library Facts

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Library Score

Alabama has many libraries!

Libraries

295
61 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Alabama is a medium-size state

State Population

4,849,377

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Alabama!

Computers Available

5,062

Bookmobiles

16
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

171
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

83
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

21
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

6
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

7
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

57%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Alabama!

Librarians

1,720

Average Librarian Salary

$33,017
Funds
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Funding Score

Alabama libraries have lower funding compared to other states!

Libary Funding per Person

$22
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Mountain Brook - Emmet O`Neal Library
#62 Nationally
50 Oak Street
Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213

#1 Homewood Public Library
#62 Nationally
1721 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, Alabama 35209

#3 Birmingham Public Library
#113 Nationally
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

#4 Hoover Public Library
#156 Nationally
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, Alabama 35216

#5 Brewton Public Library
#406 Nationally
206 West Jackson Street
Brewton, Alabama 36426

#6 Foley Public Library
#449 Nationally
319 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, Alabama 36535

#7 Vestavia Hills Library In The Forest
#517 Nationally
1221 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216

#8 Orange Beach Public Library
#586 Nationally
26267 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

#9 Fairhope Public Library
#689 Nationally
501 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, Alabama 36532

#10 Trussville Public Library
#741 Nationally
201 Parkway Drive
Trussville, Alabama 35173

#11 Gulf Shores - Thomas B. Norton Public Library
#767 Nationally
221 West 19th Avenue
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

#12 Muscle Shoals Public Library
#973 Nationally
1918 East Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

#13 Pelham Public Library
#1,059 Nationally
3160 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, Alabama 35124

#14 Sylacauga - B. B. Comer Memorial Library
#1,154 Nationally
314 North Broadway Avenue
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150

#15 Robertsdale Public Library
#1,317 Nationally
18301 Pennsylvania Street
Robertsdale, Alabama 36567

#16 Columbiana Public Library
#1,343 Nationally
50 Lester Street
Columbiana, Alabama 35051

#17 Gardendale - Martha Moore Public Library
#1,395 Nationally
995 Mt. Olive Road
Gardendale, Alabama 35071

#18 Rogersville Public Library
#1,429 Nationally
74 Bank Street
Rogersville, Alabama 35652

#19 Guntersville Public Library
#1,532 Nationally
1240 O`Brig Avenue
Guntersville, Alabama 35976

#20 Daphne Public Library
#1,584 Nationally
2607 U.S. Highway 98
Daphne, Alabama 36526

#21 Flomaton Public Library
#1,670 Nationally
436 Houston Street
Flomaton, Alabama 36441

#22 Mobile Public Library
#1,885 Nationally
701 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602

#23 Bay Minette Public Library
#2,134 Nationally
205 West Second Street
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

#24 Wetumpka Public Library
#2,143 Nationally
212 South Main Street
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

#25 Boaz Public Library
#2,194 Nationally
404 Thomas Avenue
Boaz, Alabama 35957

#26 Rainbow City Public Library
#2,297 Nationally
3702 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, Alabama 35906

#27 Jacksonville Public Library
#2,358 Nationally
200 Pelham Road South
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

#28 Huntsville - Madison County Public Library
#2,425 Nationally
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

#29 Summerdale - Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library
#2,478 Nationally
202 West Broadway Street
Summerdale, Alabama 36580

#30 Auburn Public Library
#2,573 Nationally
749 East Thach Avenue
Auburn, Alabama 36830

#31 Montgomery City-County Public Library
#2,659 Nationally
245 High Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

#32 Tuscaloosa Public Library
#2,848 Nationally
1801 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

#33 Demopolis Public Library
#2,874 Nationally
211 E. Washington Street
Demopolis, Alabama 36732

#34 Rainsville Public Library
#3,054 Nationally
941 East Main Street
Rainsville, Alabama 35986

#35 Fultondale Public Library
#3,097 Nationally
500 Byrd Lane
Fultondale, Alabama 35068

#36 Montevallo - Parnell Memorial Library
#3,132 Nationally
277 Park Drive
Montevallo, Alabama 35115

#37 North Shelby Library
#3,140 Nationally
5521 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35242

#38 Arab Public Library
#3,226 Nationally
325 2nd Street NW
Arab, Alabama 35016

#39 Cherokee County Public Library
#3,235 Nationally
310 Mary Street
Centre, Alabama 35960

#40 Arley Public Library
#3,321 Nationally
6788 County Road 41
Arley, Alabama 35541

#41 Alexander City - Adelia Mcconnell Russell Library
#3,414 Nationally
318 Church Street
Alexander City, Alabama 35010

#42 Leeds - Jane Culbreth Library
#3,475 Nationally
8104 Parkway Drive
Leeds, Alabama 35094

#43 Killen Public Library
#3,527 Nationally
325 J. C. Mauldin Highway
Killen, Alabama 35645

#44 Opelika - Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
#3,536 Nationally
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, Alabama 36801

#45 Calera Public Library
#3,699 Nationally
9700 Highway 25
Calera, Alabama 35040

#46 Alabaster - Albert L. Scott Library
#3,768 Nationally
100 9th Street N.W
Alabaster, Alabama 35007

#47 Pinson Public Library
#3,828 Nationally
4410 Main Street
Pinson, Alabama 35126

#48 Dothan Houston County Library System
#3,871 Nationally
445 North Oates Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303

#49 Troy Public Library
#3,897 Nationally
500 East Walnut Street
Troy, Alabama 36079

#50 Thomasville Public Library
#3,983 Nationally
1401 Mosley Drive
Thomasville, Alabama 36784