• 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.

    More Info on Inter-Library Loan
  • Friends Bookstore


    The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library Used Book Store offers a large selection of fiction, non-fiction (cooking, travel, religion, etc.), children’s books, CDs and DVDs, 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.

    Friends of the Library

  • Proctoring Tests

    The Library in the Forest is pleased to offer this service.  Please contact the Administrative Office at 978-0162 for information and scheduling and to determine if we can meet your needs.

    3D Printing

    In the interest of providing our community with access to emerging technologies and resources, patrons can now make appointments to have three dimensional objects made with the library’s MakerBot 3D printer! Do you have a 3D model or creation you would like to make at the library?

    More About 3D Printing
  • Meeting Room Reservations

    services_meetingroomsAre you looking for a space to host a civic meeting, educational lecture, or other event available to the public? The Library in the Forest has six meeting rooms available for reservation. Please visit our Meeting Rooms page for more information.

    Meeting Rooms