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.


Learn about anything and get homework help

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.

Gale In Context: Elementary

Kid Friendly Interface, Topics covered are Arts, Animals, Geography, Health, Literature, Science & Technology, and more

Britannica School Elementary

Age-appropriate articles, World Atlas, Biographies


Choose your next book

Novelist K-8 Plus

Created especially for children and the adults who work with them, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database of reading recommendations which encourages reader success.

Accelerated Reader

Check out our list of recommendations pulled from the top most read books/series by ATOS Book Level. Or look up the AR level of any book on the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®.


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 or Storytime on Zoom.

YouTube

Subscribe to us on YouTube to find our catalog of videos with MPL's Children's Services staff sharing stories, crafts, STEM projects and more.

Story Quests

An outdoor reading adventure encouraging physical interaction with a story outside while keeping socially distant. Contact us to have a Story Quest brought to your organization’s parking lot or lawn for the day.

Facebook

Visit us on Facebook to see to participate in challenges, live events and find out what we have going on in Children's Services at MPL.