Library card requires proof of citizenship at North Shelby

BIRMINGHAM NEWS
Veronica Kennedy | October 24, 2011

The mission statement of the North Shelby Library indicates it serves anyone who lives and/or works in its service area, but with the passage of the state’s new immigration law, that statement may need some tweaking.

Since Sept. 1, anyone wishing to get a library card from that repository must show proof that they are legally present in the county.

However, that is not what the mission statement on the library website states.

“The mission of the North Shelby Library is to serve all citizens in the North Shelby Library District by offering library services, resources, and facilities to fulfill their educational, information, cultural and recreational needs and/or interests,” the statement reads.

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