About the Library

Welcome to the Muscle Shoals Public Library, your gateway to knowledge, imagination, and community in the heart of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Since our establishment, we have been dedicated to providing exceptional library services, fostering literacy, and enriching the lives of our patrons.


About Us:

Muscle Shoals Public Library is more than just a building filled with books; it's a vibrant hub of learning, exploration, and cultural engagement. Our library offers a wide array of resources and services tailored to meet the diverse needs and interests of our community members, from toddlers to seniors. Library cards are issued to patrons who provide a valid driver's license or a valid picture ID card.


Services Offered:

Extensive Collection: Explore our extensive collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, and digital resources. Whether you're interested in fiction, non-fiction, or reference materials, we have something for everyone.

Loan Dates: Books, audiobooks and magazines are loaned for 14 days with a late fee of $.15 a day per item.  Movies are loaned for 14 days with a late fee of $.50 a day per item. There is a limit of 15 movies per household. 

Digital Resources: Access our digital library from anywhere at any time. E-books, audiobooks, online databases, and digital magazines are just a click away with your library card with apps Libby and Hoopla.

Programs and Events: We host a variety of programs and events for all ages, including storytimes for children, book clubs for adults, educational workshops, author visits, and more. Check our calendar regularly for upcoming events.

Technology Access: Need to use a computer or access the internet? We provide public computers with internet access, as well as printing, faxing, copying, wifi printing, and scanning to e-mail services.

Library of Things: The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional materials including a metal detector, radon detector, binoculars, karaoke machine, and more — all available to check out for free with a library card. Need something for a one-time project or want to try before you buy? Explore the collection and discover your next new thing to borrow!

Notary Services: Notary services are offered for all library visitors. Appointments are not necessary. Public notaries only sign off that a particular person signs a document, we cannot verify any other details. The cost is $5.

Friends of the Library: The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the library. The Friends of the Library invite you to become a member of our organization!

Local History Room: The Local History Room contains the history of Muscle Shoals as well as surrounding counties, records, genealogy, and a microfilm machine. Patrons also can research family history on Ancestry.com on any computer inside the library.

Community Engagement: We believe in the power of community, and our library serves as a gathering place where people can come together to connect, learn, and grow. Join us for community discussions, art exhibits, and more.



Our mission is to enrich lives, inspire curiosity, and empower individuals through access to information, resources, and innovative programs. We are committed to fostering a love of reading, lifelong learning, and intellectual freedom for all.

Visit Us Today:

Whether you're a longtime library enthusiast or a first-time visitor, we invite you to come explore all that Muscle Shoals Public Library has to offer. Our friendly staff is here to assist you, and we look forward to welcoming you to our library community.