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Books-By-Mail is a unique service provided by the Birmingham Public Library and the Public Libraries In Jefferson County. This service is for library users who are unable to visit a library due to a permanent or temporary disability.

  • Participation is limited to Jefferson County residents.
  • You do not need a library card.
  • You may have 4 items checked out for 4 weeks.
  • You do not have to pay postage to return books.

How Does It Work?

Books-By-Mail can send large print books or books on CD. You can choose your reading interests, and we'll mail you the books in a returnable library bag. Have a special request? Let us know. When you're done with the books, mail them back. No postage necessary!

How Do I Return Books?

  • Place your materials in the returnable library mailing bag and zip the bag.
  • Turn the mailing label over so that the library’s address is showing.
  • Give the mailing bag to your postal person.
  • No Postage Necessary.

How Do I Apply?

  • Fill out the online form to request an application or call 205-226-3758.
  • You will receive an application in the mail.
  • Complete (fill out) the application and return it (postage free).

Will I Receive a Library Card?

Books-By-Mail is a limited service program. You won’t receive a library card unless you apply for a regular library card. Contact us to find out more.

Whom Do I Contact For More Information?

E-mail: Books-By-Mail@cobpl.org
(205) 226-3758
Address: BOOKS-BY-MAIL, 2100 Park PL, Birmingham, AL, 35203

Additional Resources Available

Application Request Form

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