The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) provides leadership, resources, and programming to support Alabama public libraries in providing quality library service throughout the state. APLS is the state agency that is empowered to advise all established public libraries and assist communities in establishing additional public libraries. APLS provides free library services to Alabama state employees, including lending books and providing state testing study guides for career advancement.
The ultimate goal of the Alabama Public Library Service is to create a statewide network of libraries to provide outstanding library service to every individual in the state. APLS administers state funds as provided by the State Legislature and federal funds as provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Comment period for proposed Administrative Code changes now open
February 01, 2024
The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is proposing rule changes the state's Administrative Code. The proposed changes will update State Aid policy requirements for Alabama public libraries.
January 2024 APLS Board Meeting rescheduled
January 17, 2024
The APLS Board Meeting has been rescheduled for January 30, 2024.
APLS opens book list to submissions from concerned parents
December 14, 2023
APLS is now accepting parents' submissions who are concerned about children's book content.
APLS to fill position for library operations manager
November 13, 2023
APLS is seeking a library operations manager with extensive supervisory experience to help us achieve our mission of improving library services throughout the state.
APLS’ response to Gov. Ivey’s Oct. 4 letter
October 05, 2023
APLS' official response to Gov. Kay Ivey's Oct. 4 letter.
2024 Administrators’ meetings
September 27, 2023
APLS has scheduled its Administrators' meetings for FY2024.
APLS receives notices of grant opportunities from a variety of organizations that have interests that relate to public libraries. Grant opportunities are listed into categories and contain summaries with links to the full text.find opportunities