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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).


2023 Administrators’ Meetings

December 20, 2022

APLS has scheduled its Administrators' Meetings for 2023.

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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.

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APLS to conduct scheduled maintenance

December 01, 2022

The Alabama Public Library Service will perform necessary maintenance beginning at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The APLS website, staff email, and phones will be inoperable during this time. APLS will resume normal operations on Dec. 2.

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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funding opportunities

grant opportunities

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.

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