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After a quick one-time account set-up process, you will be able to checkout and download audiobooks!! Click on the REGISTER button on the top right hand side. You will be promoted to enter your information including YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER. Remember your username and password, and visit the site anytime!


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Search for and download audio and e-books.

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Contact Information

Joanna Bailey, Library Director

251.580.1648 phone
251.937.0339 fax


205 West Second Street
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m





Our newest addition to the valuable resources: free driving tests. Click the link above to try it out!

The new app for everything Recorded Books!



With RBDigital you also have access to Magazines for Libraries, your library subscribes to magazines, choosing from hundreds of popular titles in the world's largest digital newsstand. You, the patron, can then check out complete, multi-access magazines with no holds, checkout periods, or maximum quantities. Enjoy these magazines online with a number of popular browsers or with the RBdigital app on all major devices. Access it here...


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Online Language Learning Courses are here!

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Sentimental Productions DVDs

Sentimental Productions DVDs available at your local library! Two different collections -- Sentimental Sing-Alongs and Sentimental Serenity -- are little gems waiting to be discovered!

The Sentimental Sing-Along collection features performances of memorable songs that mark important eras in our nations history. Your library has nine different volumes including "Songs from the Home Front," "Songs from the Heartland," and "Cowboy and Campfire Songs." Have a listen at!

The Sentimental Serenity collection highlights different regions in the United States including the Gulf Coast, Southeast and the Great Plains.Take a sneak peek of the Great Plains at!

Visit Our Book Lovers Facebook Page

Check out our new Bay Minette Browsers facebook page. It's for ANYONE WHO LOVES BOOKS! It is NOT limited to book club members. Share what you are currently reading, your favorite books and authors and make book suggestions. If there is a book you loved and want others to read then this is the place for you to share it! Happy Reading!

Camellia Net Is Here

The Bay Minette Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks, and music now available for download! Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting this website and clicking on the Camellia Net link on the upper right hand corner of the page. Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card (from any library in the county that is participating in the Camellia Net consortium), and download to PC, Mac, Nook, Kindle, iPod, iPad, Sony Reader, and many other mobile devices. Users will need to install free software (except for Kindle books) -- OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks and music and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire after the two week lending period or you can change the default to a seven day lending period if you prefer. There are no late fees!

Quick Guide to Using Camellia Net


The type of device you are using determines your next step. The most common e-readers we are seeing are Kindles, Nooks, iPads and iPods/phones, Android phones, and various tablets. E-books can also be read on your desktop or laptop. When you pull up a book on CamelliaNet, you will see a box like this:


Kindle Book
Adobe EPUB eBook

Kindles can only use Kindle books.
Nooks use Adobe EPUB.

On an Apple product (iPad, iPod/phone), Android, computer, or other tablet, you will need to install apps. The app to read Kindle books is the Kindle app. The Overdrive Console app will allow you to read Adobe EPUB. Both apps are free.

Kindle books are managed through your Kindle account on Amazon. After check out, your book will be available for download through Amazon.

Nook users have an extra step. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions (also free) to your personal computer and create an Adobe ID. You will then need to authorize your device with your Adobe ID. Dock your Nook to your computer. Your library book will download to your computer. Open Adobe Digital Editions and go to the library view. Drag the title to the “NOOK” icon. Undock the NOOK from your computer. In the Library, open My Documents. The title should be available to be read for the period of time specified by the library.

Other users can download EPUB books directly from the Overdrive Console, without going through a computer.

You will be asked to choose your library, then enter your card #. This is the long number on the back of your library card. Your pin is the last four digits of that #.

Mission Statement

Throughout history the public library has been held in high esteem as a seat of knowledge, recognized as a public trust, and noted for its integral role in the community’s well being and sense of worth. The mission of the Bay Minette Public Library is to continue this honored and honorable tradition by enriching our community with an abundance of resources, including modern and traditional access points to information, as well as by providing a variety of services with the betterment of the patron the first and foremost priority.

About Your Library

Our History

Books were hard to come by at the turn of the century. Expensive when they could be found at all, books from religious writings to Shakespeare to popular western novels were a treat for the wealthy. But in Bay Minette, all of that was about to change. In 1922, the Bay Minette Public Library was founded by the Women’s Civic Improvement Association – an organization that itself was founded in 1913. 

Complete History of the Bay Minette Public Library

General Rules of Conduct

Computer Policy


Bay Minette Public Library Board

Lee Mitchell, chairman
Mary Alyce Davis, secretary
Dr. Gary Kolb
Robin Rhodes
Alice Crook


Holiday Schedule

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Holiday Schedule


Veterans' Day .... Friday, November 10th & Saturday, November 11th

Thanksgiving Holidays ....Thursday, November 23rd, Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th

Christmas Holidays ...  Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, December 26th

New Year's Day ...  Monday, January 1st

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ... Monday, January 15th

Mardi Gras Day ... Tuesday, February 13th

Presidents' Day .... Monday, February 19th

Good Friday .... Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st

Memorial Day ... Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28h

Independence Day .... Wednesday, July 4th

Labor Day .... Saturday, September 1st through Monday, September 3rd


Holiday Closings are in association with recognized closings of the Baldwin County Commission

and North Baldwin Utilities.


Library Services

  • Wi-Fi Hot Spot (during library hours of operation)
  • Free Patron Computer Use (printing $.25 per page)
  • Faxing: $1 per page 
  • Meeting Room Space during library hours (call 580-1648 to reserve)
  • Copy Machine available for public use $.20 per page
  • Paperback Swap (back right hand corner downstairs) 
  • Free magazines (back right hand corner downstairs)
  • In-House Book Sale
  • Tax forms available during tax season

Bebe Kobos Memorial Childrens Library

Join Children’s Librarian Victoria Barnett every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. for story time! 

Email Mrs. Victoria at

Visit the children's library to see our beautiful mural created and painted by local artist Tena Powell!

Check out all the resources for students and parents under the Valuable Resources tab!

Go Green @ Your Library!

In cooperation with Baldwin EMC's RecyclePak program, we collect "burnt-out" compact fluorescent bulbs. Simply drop them off in the recycling receptacle at the front desk!

We also collect used cell phones and charges for The Lighthouse, Baldwin County’s Domestic Violence Prevention organization.

Book Store

The Bay Minette Public Library has an on-going In-House Book Sale located in our Program Room! Hard cover books, audiobooks and DVDs are $1.00 each. Books and audio/visual materials are available for purchase during library hours. 

North Baldwin Literacy Council
Contact: Cheryl Clarke, NBLC Director, at 251-937-1112.


NBLC volunteer tutors teach adults’ basic reading and writing skills, life skills, GED and English as a Second Language, all free of charge

The Bay Minette Browsers

Club contact: Joanna Bailey at (251) 580-1648.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the program room. 


We will read The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin for February. We will meet on Monday, February 26th to discuss it.


*We will not meet on our regulary scheduled Monday (February 19th) because it is a holiday (Presidents Day).

Stop by the library and check out a copy of the current book. (Age 18 or older please.)



Valuable Resources

LOCAL: The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is a business focused, member supported organization that works with the community to develop sustainable economic growth and to enhance the quality of life for all residents, business owners and employees.
COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDE: Most of the community resources listed are copied from the brochure compiled and published by 
Baldwin County United (929-7927).  We've also included services or programs that we located in response to frequent questions from our library and bookmobile users.  This information is updated frequently.  To the best of our knowlege the information is accurate.
Baldwin County Commision BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE


BOOKS: digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

Google eBookstore Best of the Free 


New York Times Bestsellers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bookhive lets you search hundreds of children's book reviews (ages birth - 12 years) by title, author, reading level, interest category, and number of pages. New book reviews are added monthly.

Alabama Virtual Library -- thanks to geolocation you DO NOT need an AVL card! :This link will make it a little easier to decide which book to read next!




Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at This valuable resources in now available at your library! You must visit the library to use this resource. It can only be accessed via one of our patron computers or your laptop using our wireless connection --


HeritageQuest Online...Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, in over 23,000 family and local histories, in an index of over 2.1 million genealogy and local history articles, in selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, in the Freedman's Bank and in Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

Type in your library card number to access the database.

Genealogical Resources
U.S. History Resources from Libraries, Museums, and Archives
Library of Congress
A collection of over 40,000 historic maps of Alabama, the United States and for that matter, the entire world!
Oxford African American Studies Center
American Indian Histories and Cultures
This free site provides a browsable and searchable index to genealogical sources on the internet including digitized primary sources, guides, and museums and historical societies, as well as county clerks and other agencies to contact to further research offline.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Collections!

PARENTS & STUDENTS: The Totally Free Children's Learning Network with educational games, links and worksheets! Great Websites for Kids!
Parents' Guide to Internet Safety: NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
The Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) is a new resource for parents, grandparents and others in Alabama who provide care for children ages birth to twelve. PAL is confidential and anonymous and provides free information and support through a toll-free number:1-866-962-3030available Monday through Friday from 8am until 8pm 
This line is staffed by parenting resource specialists who will answer the phone, listen to callers, then offer helpful information and support. Callers may also request free literature about specific parenting concerns.
Ready to Learn from PBS Kids - this site offers advice for reading with your children, finding appropriate PBS programming, and general parenting tips
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
When registering, your user name is your 14-digit library card number and a password of your choice.

Special Note: since the Learning Express library platform has changed, you will need to register on the site again!

Alabama Virtual Library -- Thanks to geolocation you DO NOT need an AVL card! However, if you have Uverse or satellite internet, you will need to contact the library for us to set up your account as geolocation does not work with these internet service providers.

Homework Alabama offers free online homework help from tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies and English, for grades 4 - 12 and College Intro as well as Job Search Assistance and Academic & Career Resources. Tutors are available from 3 p.m. until 10 pm, Sunday-Thursday.

Online tutoring, homework help and test prep

Connecting Education and Technology
College Navigator provides a wide range of useful information on more than 7,500 postsecondary education institutions including public, private, vocational, and technical schools.
Computer skills, GED preparation, job search and workplace skills, job skills, skill building for adults, and U.S. Citizenship.

Homeless & Low-Income Student Resource Guide:

Online Degrees by Subject:

Student Loan Guidebook: mission is to refocus the higher education converstation around affordabilty and increase ease of accessibility to online college information. A resource for students with disabilities who are looking to enroll with a university, uncover financial aid and scholarship information, or who are looking for information associated with student life once on campus.A resource for students with disabilities who are looking to enroll with a university, uncover financial aid and scholarship information, or who areociated with stuBusiness Databases:                                                                                  

We will transition to AtoZ Databases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists later this fall. If you like Reference USA then take a look at Ato Z Databases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists. 
User Name: your library card bar code number. Password: last four digits of the bar code


Resume Help:



Administration on Aging

Benefits Check Up

Eldercare Locator

Family Caregiver Alliance

Meals on Wheels


National Council on the Aging

Senior Living Map


Long Term Care:

Assisted Living and Senior Care:

Senior Living:

Preventing Elder Financial Fraud:

Budgeting, Spending and Investing During Retirement:

Action Plan for Managing Your Aging Parents' Money:

Resources for Senior Substance Abuse:

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their own home, and seniors are no exception. You can help your self or a loved one by creating a safe living place. Here’s a look at some of the most common safety issues that affect mature-age homeowners, along with some handy tips to improve household safety.  How to avoid and detect elder fraud: a guide for older people, carers and relatives

State & Federal Government:

Information on the Affordable Care Act:
Tax Forms:
Alabama Tax Forms:
Free Tax Calculators and Tools: This site contains over 150 free tax help resources, tax guides for different financial situations, and a comprehensive database of over 200,000 licensed CPAs.
Access to the Alabama Driver's Manual, Motorcycle Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, and Boater's Handbook.
A National Directory of Businesses and Consumers
Just enter the following to begin your search: Email: Password: library
La Mano Amiga (The Helping Hand) is a free nonprofit magazine for Spanish-reliant patrons. Every month a new issue is published with articles on financial literacy, health and well-being, charities and social services, U.S. laws and customs, and other information important to people adapting to life in this country. 
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Throughout Alabama, thousands of people live with a disability or know of someone who has one, whether a returning veteran, family member, friend or colleague. Today, more than ever, there is a critical need to connect those with disabilities to the information they need to actively participate in the workforce and their communities. is the ideal, one-stop resource to meet that demand.

A website that helps you understand Alabama's legal system. The Alabama Access to Justice website helps people understand the legal system in Alabama. There are documents and court forms for specific legal problems, and there is general information about going to court. You will also find information about the legal aid organizations in Alabama. Tis website does not provide legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer. If you need an lawyer, there is information to help you find one in your area. The website is sponsored by the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, which was created by order of the Superme Court of Alabama to serve as a coordinating entity for the legally underserved and legal community.



The World Factbook: Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
State of Working America: State of Working America, an ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working Americans. 
globalEDGE: a web portal designed to connect business professionals worldwide with information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Bureau of Justice Statistics                                                                                                                                                                          The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics The world's constitutions for you to read, search and compare. is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. As the world becomes increasingly integrated, problems have become increasingly global, pointing to a greater need for understanding between nations and for elucidating global norms. With the growth of democracy in the world, public opinion has come to play a greater role in the foreign policy process. seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion.   

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:

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  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

This site breaks down the mystery behind Amazon discounts and deals! Most everyone knows that Amazon has a wide range of products, but few are aware of the secret deals they may be missing out on. It offers access to an up-to-date guide with the best ways to navigate all of Amazon’s specials and bargains, especially the ones relating to books and Kindle eBooks.

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Solar in Alabama:

Residential Solar Panels:

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Consumer Health and Safety:

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