Tuscaloosa Public Library - Weaver Bolden Branch


The Weaver Bolden Branch offers its patrons the same materials and services offered at the Main Library and Brown Branch. Requested materials are transferred daily among the branches. The branch offers a variety of programs throughout the year for children, teens and adults. Every program presented or sponsored by the library is free of charge.

The Weaver Bolden Branch is named in honor of two of Tuscaloosa’s most respected African American educators: Dr. George Augustus Weaver (1872 -1939), and Mrs. Ruth Cummings Bolden (1910-2005). Dr. Weaver was a physician at the Stillman Hospital and generously made his personal library available for local African American students before the establishment of a public library which served them. Mrs. Ruth Bolden was the first librarian of this branch from 1948-1975 and requested that it be named for Dr. Weaver. In 1990 the branch was renamed the Weaver Bolden Branch Library in honor of her years of service.

Location & Hours

Weaver Bolden Branch Library
2522 Lanier Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

(205) 758-8291

Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Community Writing Center, Mondays 5-7 pm and Wednesdays 4-6 pm:

The UA Writing Center and the Weaver Bolden Library are partnering to offer professional help with all types of writing including resumes, cover letters, school papers, college essays, creative writing, memoirs and more. Drop in and bring your writing questions. Located at the Weaver Bolden Library. Free & Open to All. On Wednesdays we will prioritize teens, though all are welcome.


Storytime, Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 am:

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. Storytimes help to develop early literacy and get young children ready for reading and school. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

UA Family Readers, Tuesdays 4-5 pm:

This weekly program is put on my the UA Literacy Center. Families with children ages birth-5th grade are invited to come read, play and partake in activities that support literacy. Families who attend will get to go home with a free book!

Sewing Class:

Join us to learn the basics of sewing and make your very own plastic grocery bag keeper. Must Pre-register by calling the library at 205-758-8291.

Computer Basics:

This is a casual hands-on class to help you get to know the basics of using a computer. We will cover parts of the computer, using an internet browser and other topics. Please pre-resgister by calling the library at 205-758-8291.xercise.

Book Discussion for Adults, 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m.



Free Wifi available: “TPLMobile”

Public Computers

  • 20 computers, with printing services
  • 10 laptops available
  • 1 Copier

Faxing Services available