About the North Shelby Library / Mt Laurel Library


For information on our branch, the Mt Laurel Library click here.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Shelby Library is to serve all citizens in the North Shelby District by offering library services, resources, and facilities to fulfill their educational, information, cultural and recreational needs and/or interests. The term "citizens" includes all individuals and/or groups.

Who We Are

The North Shelby Library District was created in 1988 by an act of the state legislature and a majority vote of the residents of the district to provide library services to an area of Shelby County which had no library and no municipality to support one. The library operates as a 501-c-3, non-profit corporation under the laws of the state and the direction of a five-member board. Board members are elected for staggered; four-year terms by the residents of the district in September of even numbered years and receive no compensation for their service.

The population of the District is approximately 50,000 people. The size of our facility is based on state library standards for libraries serving populations of 50,000. The library's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. Assessment notices are mailed in October to the approximately 24,000 property owners in the District and payment is due by December 31. Most households are assessed at the $15 Homestead Rate. All others are assessed at the 1.75 mill non-homesteaded rate.

Phone Directory 

Renewals 205.669.3928
Information/Circulation 205.439.5500 nscirc@shelbycounty-al.org 
Children's Department 205.439.5504 nschildrens@shelbycounty-al.org
Teen Department 205.439.5512 nsyoungadult@shelbycounty-al.org
Adult Services 205.439.5511 nsadultservices@shelbycounty-al.org
Reference Department 205.439.5510 nsref@shelbycounty-al.org
Library Dues/Business Office 205.439.5555 nsbusinessoffice@shelbycounty-al.org
Fax: 205.439.5503
Library Director 205.439.5540


Mt Laurel Library 205.991.1660 mtlaurel@shelbycounty-al.org
Mt Laurel Manager 205.991.1660 mtlmanager@shelbycounty-al.org


Board of Trustees


Kay Kelley, President 
Ann Price, Vice President
Morgan Barnes, Board Treasurer
Beth Ronilo, Secretary

Lucy Edwards, Member at Large

For comments, questions, concerns, please email the library board at nscomments@shelbycounty-al.org

Board Minutes 

Board By-Laws

Kate Etheredge, Library Director 


Mt Laurel Library

Mt Laurel Library serves the Dunnavant Valley Region of Shelby County, AL. The library is a branch of the North Shelby Library.

The library is located at 111 Olmsted St, Birmingham, AL 35242.

Phone number is 205-991-1660. Go to website, www.mtlaurellibrary.org, for more information.