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Read, Listen, Watch

Read: Ebooks are available from Overdrive or Hoopla to download or read online. Flipster provides access to digital versions of your favorite magazines.

Listen: Overdrive and Hoopla provide audiobooks you can download or stream online directly from your device. Hoopla offers audiobooks and music.

Watch: Kanopy provides movies and documentaries. Hoopla offers movies and television series.

Digital BookPage

Research, Learn

Browse the JCLC Databases for a number of different online resources, including Consumer Reports and SAT/ACT prep.

Morningstar Funds, Heritage Quest, and Universal Class are services we provide exclusively to Mountain Brook residents.

Morningstar Funds provides information on investments.

Heritage Quest provides genealogical research similar to Ancestry.

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Staff Recommendations

  • Fiction
    • Ghost Wall, by Sarah Moss
    • Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano
    • Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin
    • A Beginning at the End, by Mike Chen
    • Daisy Jones and the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Joseph and His Brothers, by Thomas Mann
    • The Incendiaries, by R.O. Kwon
    • The Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa
    • The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Normal People, by Sally Rooney
    • Cleanness, by Garth Greenwell
    • Nothing To See Here, by Kevin Wilson
    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories, by Leo Tolstoy
    • The Pesthouse, by Jim Crace
  • Non Fiction
    • Underland, by Robert MacFarlane
    • Bleeding Blue and Gray, by Ira M. Rutkow
    • Open Kitchen, by Susan Spungen
    • Educated, by Tara Westover
    • Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
    • Save Me the Plums, by Ruth Reichl
    • Former People, by Douglas Smith
    • The Compton Cowboys, Walter Thompson-Hernandez
    • Before and After, by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
    • Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!, by Stephen Robello

Study Spaces

Dedicated quiet room - This room on the second floor provides a space for those who need quiet in our vibrant community library.

Group study rooms - Our group study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis to individuals and small groups.

Tables/chairs and study carrels througout the second floor.

Computers, Internet, Print/Copy/Scan

Public Use Computers

We have about 20 public use computers with 23" monitors and USB drives. Simply use your library card to login to a public computer for two hours of access (additional time available if no one is waiting).

Standard software includes: Office 2010 Suite, Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Ancestry, Morningstar Funds, Internet Explorer.

Wireless Internet

We provide complimentary high speed wireless internet access. Occasionally during peak times, we cannot allow music and video streaming. 


Color printing/copying (50 cents per page), B/W printing/copying (15 cents per page), scanning (5 cents per page)


Wed, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Wed, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Fri, Aug 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tue, Aug 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Aug 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Aug 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Mon, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Sep 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
O’Neal Library - Community Meeting Room

Mon, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Tue, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Mon, Nov 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Smart Directions Series

Smart Directions @ O'Neal Library is a series of seminar style programs on personal finance and investing. This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.

Smart Directions Program Archive