Guntersville Public Library

Library Updates

IMPORTANT Re-opening Information

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING so you know what to expect!

Limited hours open to the public:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday

-In accordance with the Governor’s Safer Apart Order, we still ask that you maintain social distancing within the library and ask that you not enter if you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms. Our staff will still be wearing masks for your protection and your mask use is encouraged and appreciated
-Curbside Delivery will still be available and will remain the safest way to check out materials.
-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.
-Returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked back in and placed on our shelves. Our automated system for text and email reminders for due items is still operational, but due to quarantine time please disregard overdue notices until you receive a phone call from us.
-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.


COVID-19 Information for Employees and Employers

Posted by carol on

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 and to see our Book Group Kit titles!

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 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday and Monday closed

  • Guntersville Public Library

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