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).
APLS to fill position for library consultant with youth services experience
August 17, 2022
APLS is seeking a library consultant with extensive youth services experience to help us achieve our mission of improving library services throughout the state.
APLS is hosting an OCLC webinar
August 15, 2022
APLS invites public library directors to attend an Aug. 24 webinar.
Orientation for new public library directors slated for September
August 04, 2022
APLS will host an orientation for new library directors on Sept. 28-29.
APLS network to be taken down for scheduled maintenance
July 08, 2022
All APLS network access will be down for scheduled maintenance, beginning 2 p.m. on Friday, July 8.
APLS closed for upcoming state holidays
June 03, 2022
The Alabama Public Library Service will be closed for two upcoming state holidays in June.
Alabama’s state library launches revamped website
May 05, 2022
The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) announced today the launch of its newly improved website. The latest iteration of the APLS website offers quick and easy access to essential information and coordinates with the agency’s recently updated logo.
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