Guntersville Public Library

Library Updates

IMPORTANT Re-opening Information

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The Library will open to the public with limited capacity, services, and hours beginning Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00am. We’re excited for this next phase and ready to see patrons, but PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING so you know what to expect!

Limited hours open to the public:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-1:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday

-During these hours, the library will be open at a limited capacity for checkout, return, and quick browsing only. Please be prepared to wait to enter if we have reached our safe capacity.
-Curbside Delivery will still be available and will remain the safest way to check out materials.
-The rear entrance (back parking lot side of the building) will be for library entrance/exit, while the Gilbreath St. entrance (circular drive) will be locked and used only for Curbside Pickup.
-Those coming inside the library are strongly encouraged to wear face masks and sanitize their hands upon entrance. We also ask that families limit the number of people entering and maintain a safe distance of 6-feet from others at all times.
-Public computer use is available for essential tasks related to tax filing, census reports, unemployment benefits, school assignments, etc. Time limits will be enforced and staff cannot personally assist patrons with computer help at this time.
-The book drop is open for returning materials.
-Meeting rooms and children’s play area will be closed.
-No library or community programs/meetings will be held at this time.
-No donations of books or other materials can be accepted at this time.
-WiFi is available in the library parking lot – “ASC-librarywifi”
-No fines on overdue materials
-The annual Summer Reading Program will primarily take place online through the READSquared app. Follow this link to register.
-As always, the library has a wealth of online resources available, including digital ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy at home. Please call if you need help accessing any of these services.

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Curbside Delivery Instructions

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1. You must already have a library card/account with us.
2. Visit our catalog at…/index.html… and choose materials that are available (not checked out already).
3. Call us at 256-571-7595 (M-F 9:00-5:00) to tell us what you need and to arrange a time for pickup. If you need more than a few items, you can email your list to Include your phone number so we can call you when they are ready.
4. When you arrive at your pickup time, pull into our circular drive on Gilbreath Street. Call us to let us know you’re here.
We will bring out your materials.
5. If you have materials you want to return at the same time, please take them to our book drop. Our staff cannot accept any materials directly.

If you have any questions, call us at 256-571-7595.


COVID-19 Information for Employees and Employers

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Has your job or your business been affected by COVID-19? Here are some links to reliable sources of information about unemployment assistance and other government programs.

The Alabama Department of Labor has posted a page with multiple links to information for those who are unable to work due to COVID-19. Go to

To file an unemployment compensation claim, individuals must either go to or call the Alabama Department of Labor at 866-234-5382.

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted a list of questions and answers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, under which some employees may be eligible for paid leave. Go to

The U.S. Small Business Administration has information about programs to help employers stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Go to



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Graphic Medicine

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Graphic medicine is the inter-sectional field of comics and medicine that opens dialogues for discussing complex health issues in relatable and engaging ways outside the context of traditional medical narratives.  If you have any questions, please leave a message below or contact Leigh Ann Laney at the Library 256-571-7595.


Click here to learn about our new graphic medicine collections!

Search our catalog for graphic medicine titles here. You can filter by age group under Search Options in the left-hand column.

Browse our current list of graphic medicine topics here. Updated monthly as we add more titles.

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  • Temporary Operating Hours

    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday and Monday closed

  • Guntersville Public Library

    1240 O'Brig Avenue
    Guntersville, Al 35976
    (256) 571-7595