Clyde Nix Public Library

At the Clyde Nix Public Library, our goal is to make your visit pleasant and successful. We want to help you find the material or information you need. Please ask us if you have any questions or are unable to find what you need.

History of the Library

The Hamilton Public Library was established in 1932. The first books to be placed in the library were donated by Mr. Corbet Bishop of New York. The town provided a building in which to house the library. At that time, the building also housed the town's fire station with a petition separating the two. Mrs. Gera Rudicell was the town's first librarian. In 1962, the new City Hall was erected and the library was in that building for 26 years.

Mr. Clyde Nix, a life-long resident of Hamilton, graciously donated land adjacent to his home to the City of Hamilton for the purpose of constructing a new library. Mrs. Hilma Sargent, Library Board Chairperson, was very instrumental in persuading Mr. Nix to donate the vacant lot. The current building was constructed in 1988 and renamed in his honor.

  • Books, Large Print Books, and Audio Books (CD)
    • Check out of books is for two weeks, and may be renewed once by phone or in person. Late charges are 10 cents a day for books and audio books.
    • A book drop is located in front of the library for easy return of items when we are closed.
    • A library card is free to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Marion County, AL. College students may apply for a free library card if parents live in Hamilton and proof of address and valid ID can be provided. If none of the criteria apply, there is a $25 per year fee. Library card replacement fee is $2.00. No cards will be issued to anyone under the age of five.

  • E-books and MP3 Audio Books
    • Must have a valid library card to sign up

  • Interlibrary Loans

  • Public Access Computers
    • Must read and agree to our internet access policy and must show a valid driver or non driver’s license.
    • No children under the age of 10 may use the public computers.
    • Children ages 11-17 must have parent/guardian signature.

  • Wireless Internet Access

  • DVDs for checkout
    • Checkout is for 7 days with no renewal
    • Two dvd’s may be checked out on an adult card only.
    • Late fee for DVD’s is $1.00 a day.

  • Summer Reading Program in June

  • Ongoing Sale Corner
    • Hardcover Books - $2.00
    • Paperbacks - $1.00
    • Magazines - 10¢
    • We accept donations of new or gently used books, magazines, DVD’s and audiobooks. Donations must be approved before being accepted

  • Genealogy Section

  • Fax, Copy, and Print Services
    • Fax charges-$3 for the first page and $1 per page after
    • Copies and prints 25 cents each
    • Color prints 50 cents each
    • Proctoring service
    • Free tax forms

  • Alabama Virtual Library

  • Live Online Homework Help

  • Learning Express Library

Our Library is a quiet place to become engrossed in your favorite book, or you can get lost in searching for those special and unique experiences found only outside the limits of your daily grind. Think of the excitement to be found by scouting the expanding resources of our local library.

Frequently Asked Questions
What do I have to do to get a library card?

To qualify for a library card, you must provide verification of your permanent mailing address and a driver's license or ID Card. Items that are acceptable as verification of your mailing address are: driver's license, P.O. Box receipt, voter registration, etc. Juvenile patrons (under age 16) must have a parent or legal guardian present to issue a card. Children must be at least 5 years old to qualify for a card.

Do you have computers for public use?

We have computer terminals with free internet access. There is no fee for the use of these computers. However, we ask that you limit use to one hour when others are waiting to use the computer. Black and white copies are 25 cents and color copies are 50 cents.

Do you have Children's Reading Programs?

Summer vacation is a fun time at the library with the Summer Reading Program for children of all ages. See the Librarian for details.

How do I Checkout Items?

Your library card is free. However, there is a $2.00 fee if you live outside Hamilton. Your card is required in order for you to check out any library materials. Adult and juvenile patrons may borrow up to 7 items at one time per library card.

How long are the Checkout Periods?

Checkout period is for fourteen days and may be renewed at any time. Late fees are ten cents per day for books, books on tape or CD and $1.00 per day for movies. You can avoid late fines by calling the library and having your books renewed. A book drop is also provided for convenient book return before or after hours of operation. Books can be placed on hold by calling (205) 921-4290.

Sales and Donations

The Library has an ongoing book sale throughout the year.

Hardback books - $2.00
Magazines - 10 Cents
Paperback Books - $1.00

Any donations of books, magazines, monetary contributions, or your time will be greatly appreciated.

Contact Clyde Nix Public Library
Clyde Nix Public Library
PO Box 1944
350 Bexar Avenue West
Hamilton AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-4290

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Final checkout is 15 minutes before closing.
Public computers are also shut down 15 minutes before closing.