Weaver Bolden Branch

The Weaver Bolden Branch, located in the McKenzie Court Housing Complex in the West End of Tuscaloosa, offers its patrons a multitude of materials and services! Along with those listed below, this branch is the perfect place to spend time studying or reading. Weaver Bolden offers a variety of FREE programming throughout the year for children, teens and adults. Be sure to follow this branch on Facebook (TPL Weaver-Bolden Library) and Instagram (@tpl_weaver) to stay up to date on programs and events!

Branch History

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 Eaton Cummings Bolden (1910-2004). 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. In 1948, Mrs. Bolden helped establish a library in a local community center. In 1961, she secured funding for a new building. She was the first librarian of that library and requested that it be named for Dr. George Augustus Weaver (1872 -1939). In 1991, this branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library was renamed the Weaver-Bolden branch in her honor.

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)


Check back in January for information about spring programs!


Seed Library

Free Wifi available: “TPL_Guest”

Public Computers

  • 10 computers, with printing services
  • 1 Copier

Faxing Services available