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Browse our 14,000 garden- and nature-themed books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks.

A program of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Library at the Gardens is pleased to be a member of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC). Present your library card to check out one of more than 14,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines from our circulating collection. You can also access resources from the 39 other JCLC member libraries. Need a JCLC library card but live out-of-county? Members of the Friends who reside outside Jefferson County enjoy $35 off a JCLC card. Stop by today and dig into our collection—your knowledge is sure to grow.

Hours of Operation

The Library at the Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 The Library at the Gardens offers:

  • Eyewitness Books and DVDs
  • Resource material for Hands-on Activities Science Program (HASP) modules on Living Things, Organisms, Plant Growth and Development, Butterflies, Ecosystems and Earthworms
  • Multiple copies of Peterson’s First Guides: Forests, Trees, Urban Wildlife, Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars
  • The entire, Emmy-winning Discovering Alabama series on DVD
  • Teacher Resource Area with lesson plan materials

Honors and Memorials To Support the Library at the Gardens

Don’t see a book in the library that you think we should have? We welcome suggestions and donations. You can also choose to memorialize or honor a relative, friend, or colleague while helping grow the Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a program of the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Be sure to note that your tribute gift is for the Library at the Gardens. Thank you for your support!


Contact us at 205.414.3920 or [email protected].