Welcome to the Andalusia Public Library.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Issues on aging; books and videos available to interested organizations, outreach children’s services, Library of Congress blind and physically handicapped books on tape service directly to your home, library talks.

 

 

Children/Young Adult Services

Our children’s services offer a story time for pre-K each Friday at 10:30 a.m., outreach puppet shows, and a summer reading program. We also have a teen room featuring board games and fiction/non-fiction books.

 

 

 

Genealogy Room

The Genealogy Room features a unique collection of genealogical materials dealing with the Southeastern states (census, cemeteries, lotteries), local family histories, microfilmed local newspaper beginning in the late 1800’s – 2008, starter genealogy references for beginner genealogists, and other genealogy records on CD.

 

Dixon Memorial Room


The library’s Charles Dixon Memorial Room is a spacious room for those wanting to hold educational meetings. It has a small kitchen to serve light meals/refreshments, a stage with a large screen TV, and 6 round tables.  We encourage all groups who are classified by the IRS as non-profit and would like to use the room for educational purposes to call the library at (334) 222-6612 or contact us by e-mail at library@cityofandalusia.com.

 

 

 

Books by mail

Books by mail is a free service for residents of Covington County who are unable to go to the library in person.  Patrons may access the online catalog to reserve books. 

 

 

 

Our computer lab is available to everyone. While we continue to take precautions against COVID-19, we prefer you call and make an appointment before coming in. This will assure that we have a station cleaned and sanitized for your safety and ours.

Once you begin using the computer, please sign an online Internet/Computer User Agreement form before you begin your work. We will keep this form on file for one (1) year, so it is not necessary to sign another until the year is over.

Children under 16 may use the lab at their parents’/guardian’s discretion. The parent/guardian must sign the Internet/Computer User Agreement form for their child(ren) and must supervise their time on the computer.

Procedures

1. Books check out for 2 weeks. They can be renewed twice, in person or by phone. Limit 5 books per person.
2. Reference books may not be checked out.
3. Talking books, DVDs, software, and videos check out for 1 week. Limit 5 talking books per person; two videos per person, and 2 DVDs per person.
4. Internet/computer Usage:  all users must sign an acceptable user agreement. Children 11 and younger must have a parent or guardian present when using the internet. Thirty-minute limit on computers at the discretion of the librarian.  Limited to one session per day at the discretion of the librarian.

Get a Library Card

 

To get a library card, a potential patron must show current proof of residence in Covington County. The proof may include:

 

1. A valid Alabama driver’s license or non-driver’s ID

2. Utility bill (electricity, gas, water, garbage)

3. Voter registration card

4. Personalized checking/savings account information


Books, ebooks, audiobooks (talking books) check out for 2 weeks; DVDs for 1 week. Overdues begin accruing when the patron does not bring materials back by their due date (.05/day). Limit: 5 of each.
 

The first card is free. If lost and patron wants a new card, there is a charge of $2.
 

Visitors may check out books on a relative’s card, with the relative’s permission, or may obtain a temporary card during their stay in Covington County. Checkout limit is 2 books.

 

The APL is pleased to add this feature to our menu of services. 

HeritageHub allows you to explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. Click here. 

Through America's News, patrons may access Andalusia Star-News editions from 2002-present. Click here. 

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Andalusia Star News. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. Click here.

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