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


Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. -September through May

Drop in for a mixed bag of stories, songs, fingerplays and more geared toward preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old. Parents and caregivers are invited to join the fun.

Gaming for All
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

This program meets every week for Wii and XBox 360 Gaming. It is open to all ages and skill levels. Come have some fun and get a little exercise.

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

Homework Help
Monday – Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – During the School Year

Homework Help provides one-on-one homework assistance to students in kindergarten through 8th grades. Homework Help is a drop-in service, meaning students may come and go at anytime during the session. Children must have homework with them in order to attend.


Free Wifi available: “TPLMobile”

Public Computers

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

Faxing Services available