What Friends do for BPL

The Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library is an organization dedicated to helping the library improve the quality and scope of its services. We advocate on behalf of the library and provide the volunteers who staff the Friends Bookstore and other foundation functions. Working closely with BPL staff, we help it to be the best library it can be.

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Visit a branch of the Birmingham Public Library

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The Friends Bookstore

The Bookstore offers a treasure trove of print books, audio books, book bags, magazines, records and other media at nominal prices. Proceeds assist in funding library programs. Friends volunteers manage and staff the store.

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Be a Friend of the Library (or Renew Your Membership)!


Check out our membership levels and then join the Friends online through Network For Good or by check to Friends of the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203 in the amount you choose to send. Then, be sure to like the Friends on Facebook and let your friends know you’re a Friend of the Birmingham Public Library.