Southside Public Library

Welcome to the
Southside Public Library

The Southside Library opened in 2008 within in the Community Center on Highway 77.  Due to rapid growth, we expanded into an adjacent room.  In 2013 we moved the entire library to the old Southside High School Lunchroom located at 2138 Highway 77.

In 2010 the library added an automated system.  Much of the current collection of books and other media have been donated by our local citizens.  Our collection in 2012 totals over 11,000 items available to lend.

The collection includes books for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction, special collections of large print editions, and Christian fiction, as well as a growing collection of books for children.  There is also a nice assortment of books and music on CD and DVD movies.

In 2012 we added ebooks and in 2013 we started developing the Capstone Interactive Library for children.  Both of these collections can be downloaded using the patron's home computer or handheld device.

The library has three computers for public use.  Two are for adult and teenage users and one for children.  In 2013 we added wireless connectivity for patrons.

A reference section is being developed and already contains basic materials and some genealogical materials.  Reference books are used within the library.

We periodically offer classes in basic genealogy and email for seniors.

Our library offers free services to citizens of Southside and residents of Etowah County. 

Library Hours

Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Monday thru Thursday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone: 256-442-6217