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).
2024 Administrators’ meetings
September 27, 2023
APLS has scheduled its Administrators' meetings for FY2024.
Nancy C. Pack’s initial response to Gov. Ivey’s letter
September 05, 2023
I would like to express my gratitude for Governor Kay Ivey’s thoughtful and considerate concern regarding the environment in Alabama's public libraries, particularly with regard to the materials available to families and children. I fully understand the importance of public libraries as vital community resources that facilitate learning and promote literacy, transcending socio-economic boundaries to offer a safe space for everyone to explore, read, and learn.
APLS offers new trustee training series in Niche Academy
December 16, 2022
APLS is pleased to announce our new trustee training series on Niche Academy.
Science e-book additions enhance state’s digital library
November 17, 2022
New scholarly materials available on AVL support state's Affordable Learning efforts
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