The Pickens County Cooperative Library is located at 155 Reform Street, Room 120, Carrollton, AL.  This library is an administrative office that assists the four city libraries with operational needs.  The PCCL  is also open to citizens interested in Pickens County history and genealogy.   Our library is supported by both the Pickens County Commission and the state of Alabama.

Hours of Operation….. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. ….8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Director….Nelda B. Hudgins, M.Ed.

Mailing Address: PO Box 489, Carrollton, AL 35447

Telephone: 205-367-8407


CLICK HERE to search the library’s on-line catalog for books or other materials.



  • Senior Outreach Project-The PCCL has books available for check-out to the residents of Aliceville Manor and Arbor Woods Nursing Homes.   Donations of large print books or monetary donations are gladly accepted to support this project. 


  •  Adult Literacy Program-Our library office offers reading instruction to adults.  The library uses Ultimate Phonics which is computer software designed to reinforce reading and phonics skills.  Students use the computer with the help of staff.  All instruction is held in the cooperative library office in the Service Center. 


  • Inter-Library Loan Service-Patrons of the four city libraries may request books and materials that are not owned by their local library by contacting our office or your local library.


  • Puppets   -The library has a collection of more than 50 hand puppets available for  check-out to local organizations such as day cares, schools, and churches.  Contact our office for more information.


  • Genealogy/ History Materials- The PCCL has a small collection of genealogy and history materials focusing on Pickens County and Alabama.  These materials must be viewed on site.  Listed below are links to sites relating to Pickens County and Alabama history:
  1.  The University of Alabama provides several versions of Pickens County Highway Maps that include local churches and cemeteries.  Click here to view the maps.  
  2.  Click on the title to view a pdf. version of The History of Pickens County, ALA. by N. Smith. 
  3. Alabama Mosaic is a collection of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. 


  • Patron Computer-The library has 2 patron computers for public use.  Patrons must sign a computer usage agree prior to use. 


  • Copy Service-Copies may be made for 25 cents each.  Copies are non-color.