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Information and Business Center

The Downtown Huntsville Library is home to a robust Information and Business Center. Formerly known as the Reference desk, the librarians in this Information department are experts at helping you with your research needs. From periodicals to databases, social services to meeting and study room spaces, we have the resources you need for research and projects. Located on the second floor of the Downtown Huntsville Library, the Information and Business Center consists of:

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Business Center for copying, scanning, faxing, and other business services
Information desk where our helpful staff are there to assist you with your research and other informational needs
29 public computers, plus an additional 20 public computers in the TTC when classes are not in session
Print reference collection and bound periodicals
Family Computer Center where parents can work while their children play in a safe environment

The department provides a diverse set of resources and services, including:

  • "Got a Question? Ask Us!" in person, by telephone, email, or live chat
  • Research guides on a wide range of topics
  • Reference books, databases, magazines, and newspapers
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services for books, audiobooks, articles, and microfilm ($3 fee)
  • Free meeting rooms for individuals and groups
  • Exam proctoring (by appointment)
  • Free computer and internet access
  • Free classes for Basic PC, internet, Microsoft Office 2010 skills, and much more  

Business Center

The Business Center provides a new level of business support for our patrons who now have the ability to copy, email, scan, and fax documents, and to purchase a number of services and supplies, including:

Service or Product Cost
SOUTHWORTH® Ivory Linen Business Paper,
8 1/2" x 11" 10 Count in a Manila Folder:
75¢ each
SOUTHWORTH® Ivory Linen #10 Envelope: 10¢ each
#10 White Envelopes: 5¢ each
Notary Service: $1.00 per page
Fax Service: 50¢ per page
Scan to Device or Cloud: 50¢ per page
Black/White print-outs or Copies: 15¢ each
Color Print-outs or Copies (Downtown Location): 25¢ each

 

Patrons may also use the Business Center as a self-service solution for printing from library computers or from any internet-capable device in the world. Visit hmcpl.org/mobileprint for more information.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system offers various business services, such as printing, copying, and faxing, at each branch location. However, the Downtown Huntsville Library and the Madison Public Library have full business centers to help you with your business needs. Please call or come by our Business Centers at the Downtown Huntsville Library (256-532-5975) or the Madison Public Library (256-461-0046), or send email to askus@hmcpl.org to find out how we can serve you.

Calhoun Adult Learning Lab

The Calhoun Adult Learning Lab is located on the second floor of the Downtown Huntsville Library. The Adult Education program (AE) of Calhoun Community College has partnered with the HMCPL to provide a safe environment where volunteers coach adults in pre-GED and GED-focused reading and math skills. The center is currently opened on weekdays and provides individualized instruction for many adults in the community.