Get your card and books online

Get a Library eCard

Temporary cards are issued to area residents over the phone and online.

After filling out this form, we will email you with your new eCard number or any follow up questions. Due to high demand it may take a couple days for us to respond.

Children's Book Bundles

Do you need books for your kids but don't know what to request? Let us pick out a bundle of 10 books for you that can be checked out from the Curbside Services. Questions about this service? Call (251) 340-8555 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

Digital Downloads

Download ebooks, audiobooks, music, comics & magazines. Steam movies and tv shows.

Use the Hoopla, cloudLibrary, Kanopy and Flipster apps to gain access to our extensive digital collection.


Online tutoring and classes

Homework Help & Academic Tutoring: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Homework Alabama can be accessed from virtually any computer or mobile device with internet connection while in the state of Alabama.

For K-12, over 60 subjects, over 3,000 Tutors, no appointments needed, online one-to-one tutoring and including drop-off math reviews.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn more than 80 languages. Accessible via PC, Mac, or downloadable apps for mobile devices or tablets.

Universal Class

Video-based courses for people interested in professional or personal growth. Get feedback from professional instructors and connect with other students. Courses available 24/7 in over 30 subject areas, from Personal Finance to Yoga.

Learning Express

Improve math and reading skills, take practice tests for jobs, prepare for the GED, ACT or SAT, and download eBooks.


Videos, Programing and Special Requests

Request online classes and custom story times with our librarians

Teachers & Homeschool Groups: Our children's librarians will work with you to make videos customized to your students. We can teach you how to make the most of MPL's online resources or create story times on a subject of your choosing. We may be able to schedule a live class, Storytime or book club on Zoom.