Special departments at HMCPL

Need specialized help? The HMCPL has several sections of staff containing librarians with especially deep knowledge in a particular area.

Calhoun Learning Lab

Hours info
Location type: 
department
For branches only
Short title: 
Calhoun Lab
Directions: 

The Calhoun Adult Learning Lab is located on the second floor of the Main Library. To reach it, enter the Main Library through the first set of double doors. Walk through the glass doors. The stairs are on your left, and the elevator is on your right.

If you take the stairs, the lab will be directly in front of you when you arrive on the second floor. If you take the elevator, exit the elevator and immediately turn to your left. The lab will be on your left.

For meeting rooms only
Projection screen: 
no
Kitchenette: 
no
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5979
Address: 
915 Monroe Street
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801
latitude: 
34.7233120
longitude: 
-86.5901200

The Adult Education Program (AE) of Calhoun Community College has partnered with the Huntsville/Madison County Library and the Church of Nativity, Episcopal opening a center in downtown Huntsville to help adults improve literacy skills. The Adult Learning Center of Huntsville (ALC) provides a safe environment where volunteers coach adults in basic reading and math skills. Located on the 2nd floor of the downtown library, the center is currently opened three days per week and provides individualized instruction for over 30 adults in our community. Read more »

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Computer Training Center

Hours info
Location type: 
department
For meeting rooms only
Projection screen: 
no
Kitchenette: 
no
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-2356
Email: 
Address: 
915 Monroe St
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

The Computer Training Center offers free classes in computer basics to our staff and to the public. When classes are not meeting, our computers are open for the public to use.

See our current class schedule here. Reserve your spot by calling (256) 532-2356.

Where is the Computer Training Center?

On the second floor of the Main Library at 915 Monroe Street. Call (256) 532-2356 for information about classes and public hours. Read more »

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Heritage Room

Hours info
Location type: 
department
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5969
Address: 
915 Monroe Street
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

Welcome to the Huntsville Heritage Room! We are a multi-media resource center for research in genealogy and regional history.

We have one of the finest genealogy collections in the region. We focus on states east of the Mississippi River and include computer-based resources, as well as print and microform collections. However, we also have materials on other regions of the U.S. and helpful resources for locating relatives from overseas. Read more »

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Interlibrary Loan

Hours info
Location type: 
department
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5967
Address: 
915 Monroe Street
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

Every library has to make decisions regarding what books to carry in their collection. If we don't have the materials you need, or if the item you're looking for in our collection is marked 'missing,' 'lost,' 'claims returned,' or 'long overdue,' we will be happy to set up an interlibrary loan for you. Read more »

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Outreach Services

Hours info
Location type: 
department
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5962
Address: 
915 Monroe Street
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

Our Outreach department coordinates the majority of the Library's activities that occur outside the Main Library's physical locale, including the Bookmobile, the Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Ready Reader Van, and services to senior citizens in Huntsville-area nursing homes.

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Reference, Adult Services, and Computer Training Center

Hours info
Location type: 
department
For meeting rooms only
Projection screen: 
no
Kitchenette: 
no
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5975
Email: 
Address: 
915 Monroe Street
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

The Reference & Adult Services Department provides a diverse set of resources and services: Read more »

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Youth Services

Hours info
Location type: 
department
For meeting rooms only
Projection screen: 
no
Kitchenette: 
no
Address
Phone: 
(256) 532-5949
Email: 
Address: 
915 Monroe St
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip code: 
35801

Join the fun in Youth Services!  We house an extensive collection of print and audio-visual material for children and teens.  We have books, magazines, movies, audio-books, and music to enjoy for fun or to help with your next research project! Read more »

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