Services of the Library in the Forest

Inter-Library Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) acquires books, photocopies of non-circulating materials (such as magazine articles), and government publications not already owned by the public libraries of Jefferson County.

ILL request forms may be submitted in person at any public library in Jefferson County or online. To submit an ILL request online, go to FirstSearch and search for your desired title. After locating your selection, click on the ILL icon ILL icon and fill out the online form to process your ILL request. For additional information, please visit www.jclc.org.




Friends Bookstore

Friends Bookstore

The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library Used Book Store offers a large selection of fiction, non-fiction (cooking, travel, religion, textbooks, etc.), children’s books, records, paperbacks, magazines and more. Come in and browse. All proceeds of sales benefit the library. The bookstore is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sundays from 1pm - 4pm.




Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room Reservations

Are you looking for a space to host a civic meeting, educational lecture, or other event available to the public? The Library in the Forest currently has six meeting rooms available for reservation. Please contact the Administrative Office at 978-0162 for availability, information and scheduling. Applicants for meeting room use must have a current library card.

Downloadable Audio and E-Books

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Downloadable media available 24/7 through Jefferson County Library Cooperative making your library always open! This service is great for readers who may be transportation challenged or for individuals with a print disability looking for accessible eBooks.


Magazines, Journals, and News Paper Articles

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Search a vast database of magazines, journals, news articles and more provided by through a partnership with the Alabama Virtual Library, Alabama Public Library Service, and the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Proctoring Tests

The Library in the Forest is pleased to offer this service. However, we may not be able to accommodate everyone's needs. Please contact the Administrative Office at 978-0162 for information and scheduling.

Services Quicklinks

Inter-Library Loan
Friends Bookstore
Meeting Room Reservations
Downloadable Audio and eBooks
Magazines, Journals and News Articles
Proctoring Tests

Vestavia Hills Library In The Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills AL  35216
205-978-0155

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closings 2013

The library will be closed or have modified hours on the following days:
 
Sunday, March 31: Easter
 Closed
 
Sunday, May 26 &
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
 Closed
 
Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
 Closed
 
Sunday, September 1 &
Monday, September 2: Labor Day
 Closed
 
Monday, November 11: Veteran's Day
 (open limited hours)
 
Wednesday, November 27: Holiday Schedule
 Closing at 6pm
Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29: Thanksgiving
 Closed
 
December 16-19: Exam Schedule
 Closing at 9pm each day
December 20-23: Holiday Schedule
 Closing at 6pm each day
Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve &
Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
 Closed
December 26-30: Holiday Schedule
 Closing at 6pm each day
 
Tuesday, December 31: New Year's Eve
 Closed
 

A Member of the JCLC Cooperative

As part of the Jefferson County Library system, The Vestavia Hills library has become a part of every Jefferson County library, linked by library computers. There are also computers for public use, both for adults and children, and a wealth of information thus becomes available to all library patrons.