B.B. Comer Memorial Library overview

To help you get acquainted with the Library please look over our general information below.


8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M.  – 6:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Margaret Whetstone Brown Memorial Garden



Library Cards:

  • The first card is free
  • Replacement fee for lost or damaged cards are $2.00 (please report lost or stolen cards immediately)
  • Identification showing current address must be presented when applying for a library card
  • Cards are issued to residents of Sylacauga and surrounding areas
  • Cards must be presented at time of check-out
  • Library cards must be up-to-date and fine free in order to check out materials and use public access computers
  • You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card
  • Please let us know if your phone number or address changes

Brown Bag audience enjoying a library program.

Check-out Procedures:

  • Books and magazines will be checked out for 2 weeks
  • Overdue fees are $.10 a day per book
  • Audiotapes and heavily requested items are $1.00 per day (this will be indicated at the time of check-out)
  • Materials may be renewed up to 2 times, as long as they are not on reserve for someone else
  • Materials may be renewed by phone
  • Materials may be returned in the book drop (located on the parking lot side of the building)
  • Books placed in the book drop after closing on the date they are due will be considered overdue
  • Returning overdue items in the book drop will prevent your overdue amount from increasing (overdues will be posted to your account and may be paid on your next visit to the library)
  • Items may be placed on reserve. You will be contacted when the item is available

Other Services:

  • Adult Programs
  • Income Tax Forms
  • Interlibrary Loan Services
  • Public Access Computers*
  • Genealogy Resource Room
  • Children’s Programs
  • Back Issues of Local Newspapers
  • Books On Tape
  • Financial Resources
  • Reference Tools
  • Copy Service
  • Meeting Room
  • FAX Service & Scanning Service

* Wireless Internet is available at the library!
Please read our Internet Rules.

Our Mission Statement:

To provide services and materials for the education, enrichment
and entertainment of the people of the greater Sylacauga area.