200 years and Counting

Founded in 1818, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is the oldest public library system in Alabama. Located in Madison County in north-central Alabama, we are a 10-branch system in addition to our BookMobile, Holds Locker, and Outreach services. We serve all of Madison County, including Huntsville, Alabama's largest city, affectionately known as the "Rocket City."

Our collection comprises 1.5 million items, and we circulate those items more than 3 million times every year to our patrons. We provide online services, computer training, an extensive digital collection, public-use computers, free Wi-Fi service, meeting spaces, and much more. 

A 21st Century Library

The HMCPL has evolved as the shift in the role of public libraries has changed in communities nationwide. As a valuable community resource, the library connects people to social services, STEM and arts programming, Makerspace studios, workforce development training, media literacy, civic engagement and so much more. And as Huntsville and the surrounding communities grow, so does the demand for library services. 

Strategic Plan 2026

HMCPL Leadership

Cindy Hewitt
Executive Director
Connie Chow
Deputy Director
Jay Hixon
Public Relations Director
Brooke Rawlins
Development Director
Aaron Sakovich
IT Services Director
Dorothie Linton
HR Director

Board Members

Kevin Gray
GW Boon
Vice Chairperson
Carla Clift
Board Member
Brad Garland
Board Member
Douglas Martinson II
Board Member
Melissa Thompson
Board Member
Ranae Bartlett
Board Member- Madison City

Upcoming Meetings

HMCPL Board Meetings are usually scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. This is subject to change, so please check our calendar often.