About Us

The Birmingham Public Library Public Computer Services, comprised of the Regional Library Computer Center and the Computer Commons, offer free computer classes and computer use for the public. The RLCC is located on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Building of the Birmingham Public Library. The RLCC is currently closed to public use. There is also a computer lab, known as the Computer Commons, located on the third floor of the Linn-Henley  Research Building.

The Computer Commons has 30 computers for public use and is open during library hours. These computers automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to library closing. There is a one-hour time limit on computer use, and patrons need their library card number in order to log in. If you don’t have a free library card, you can get one with a valid ID through the Circulation Department located on the first floor of the East Building.

We ask that patrons read the Birmingham Public Library Computer_Use_Guidelines and the Internet Policy. Copies of the Computer Use Guidelines are available for the public.


RLCC – We offer free computer training courses Mondays-Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Currently closed to public use

Computer Commons – We are open for the public at the following times:

Monday and Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday – 9 a.m to 5:45 p.m.

Sunday – 2 p.m. to 5:45 pm

If you would like to use a computer, you need to have your Jefferson County Library Card. If you do not have one, you can obtain a free library card by visiting our Circulation Department located on the first floor of the East Building. You must have a current and valid identification card when you apply.

6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I am so proud of you (staff). This is exactly what I hoped to accomplish with the last joint branch/department meeting.

  2. The RLCC blog looks great! It’s filled with lots of helpful hints. Great job!

  3. Hello,

    i want to say thank you for a great job you’ve done on your blog.
    I have a software download website and I also write articles for people to help them with their computers and software. Is it possible to place this article on your blog as a guest post?

    Andy G.

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