Huntsville Madison County Public Library
- Huntsville Madison County Public Library
- The Huntsville Madison County Public Library was founded in 1818, when Alabama was still a part of the Mississippi Territory and it is the oldest continuing library in the state. The current facility's main branch, sometimes referred to as "Fort Book" for its fortress-like appearance, opened on Monroe Street in April 1987 and serves as the headquarters for the Huntsville Madison County Public Library System's 12 branches.
- Because The Huntsville Madison County Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in North Alabama it caters to a wide variety of needs, therefore its collection strengths vary depending on patron needs. Academically, the collection strengths revolve around the extensive archives and special collections. The Department of Archives was established in 1973 in order to house the rare, fragile, and unique material that has been part of the library collection since 1818.
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