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Books, Movies & MORE!!!!

  • Books – on topics for all ages (pleasure reading & research)
  • Large print books – fiction & nonfiction
  • Magazines
  • E-books
  • Audio books – cassette, cd, MP3, playaways, & downloadable
  • Music – cd & downloadable
  • Movies (educational, instructional, & popular) - video, DVD, & Blu-Ray
  • GED, Test Preparation, & Language Materials
  • Teaching Kits

National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor

    Register a Veteran
National Veterans' Shrine and Register of Honor housed at the American Village in Monetvallo, Alabama.

You can register veterans online at the Mildred B. Harrison Regional Library. We will assist you with text entry; scanning of up to 4 photographs per veteran; uploading of up to 4 photographsper veteran; creating an account user name and password; and printing the veteran profile document.

For additional information email:
Materials Specific to the Harrison Library
  • Local Histories
  • Microfilm/fiche Reader-Printer
  • Puppets
  • Bi-Focal Kits
  • Overhead and Slide Projectors
  • Backed Issues of Magazines & Periodicals – Birmingham News, Shelby County Reporter, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and more

All books check out for 2 weeks. Each library has local policies and guidelines determined by their local library board; therefore, overdue fines and length of checkout periods for new or bestseller books, media items, and other non-print materials vary from library to library. Check with your local library to make sure you understand their loan policies.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for?!

Interlibrary Loan

Ask your local librarian about borrowing something from another library or simply fill out our online request form. Please be as specific as you can and include author, series, and/or edition information and specify if you require or prefer certain formats (i.e. large print, paperback only, cassette or cd, video or DVD). Please note that we cannot borrow titles published within the last 6 months.

Purchase Recommendations

If you’d like to make a recommendation for acquisition please send your request to

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Can’t Get to the Library?

Books-by-Mail – if you’re homebound or physically handicapped and would like the library to mail library materials to you please email or call 205-669-3892.

Jail Books

Harrison Regional Library takes books to inmates at the Shelby County Jail every week. Should you like to send books to your friend or relative please stop by to give us paperback editions only with their inmate number and cell block number attached.  Also, should you like to contribute books to the Shelby County Jail please bring your paperbacks to the Harrison Regional Library during regular operating hours.