Welcome to Alabama Public Library Service


The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is responsible for receiving and administering state funds as provided by the State Legislature, and federal funds as provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

These funds are to be used to provide the best possible library service to the citizens of Alabama.

The objectives of APLS are:

To provide library services to the citizens of Alabama directly or through local libraries.
To provide library services for those with special needs through the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
To provide library services to the Alabama State employees to meet their work related information needs.
To assist in establishing cooperative library services and networks.
To provide continuing education opportunities for librarians.

Latest APLS News

2014 Alabama Library Legislative Day
Declaring Alabama's Right to Libraries
Date set for February 18, 2014

Alabama Library Legislative Day will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 1-3:30PM. Registration opens at 12:30PM at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.
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