Tuscaloosa Public Library - Brown Branch

The Brown Branch, located within the Bobby Miller Activity Center, offers its patrons the same materials and services offered at the Main Library and Weaver Bolden 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 Brown branch is named after James M. Brown and his sister Marina Brown. James and Marina Brown were the children of Judge James Clinton Brown and Mary Grace Maxwell of Tuscaloosa. James Brown was self-employed as a real estate and property appraiser for most of his career. He was best known for chronicling local news and events as editor for 55 years of the Exchange Club’s newsletter, the Unitor. Marina Brown is best remembered by the students she taught at Stafford and Verner Elementary Schools in Tuscaloosa. After retirement, she taught a class of international students at the Baptist Center at The University of Alabama.

Locations & Hours

Tuscaloosa Brown Branch Library
300 Bobby Miller Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

(205) 391-9989

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


Preschool Storytime 
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

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.

Wii for All

This program is on hiatus until further notice.

Book Discussion for Adults
1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Tail Tellers
3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pm
This program meets once a month. It is open to young readers to read to our therapy dogs.


Free Wifi available: “TPLMobile”

Public Computers

  • 6 computers, with printing services
  • 3 Laptops
  • 1 Copier

Faxing Services available