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Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Exterior of Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Branch Hours
10:00 am-6:00 pm
10:00 am-6:00 pm
10:00 am-6:00 pm
10:00 am-6:00 pm
10:00 am-5:00 pm
10:00 am-5:00 pm


Welcome to the Bessie K. Russell Branch Library (BKR). As one of the first branches of the library system, BKR has been a  truly well-used library since 1975. We are known for being a library that caters to the needs of our north Huntsville community. BKR offers basic computer classes for its patrons as well as two book clubs (Russell Readers on the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. and Lovers of Lit on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.). Both groups read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. For details on events and services at BKR, call 256-859-9050 or visit email

Learn more about the campaign for a new North Huntsville Library and how you can help.

Read more about the Bessie K. Russell Friends of the Library.

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