Five Points West Library
The Five Points West Regional Library (formerly the Central Park Library) is a regional branch of the Birmingham Public Library located at 4812 Avenue W in the Five Points West Municipal Center in Five Points West.
The library was first established in the 1930s on the upper floor of Birmingham Fire Station No. 24. Since then it has been moved to the Central Park Recreation Center, to a building designed by architect Jack B. Smith on Bessemer Road, to the former Britling West cafeteria on Avenue V, and finally to its current location at the Five Points West Municipal Center.
The current library, designed by Giattina Fisher Aycock, opened in 2004. The building includes half of the old Food Fair/Zayre store building from Five Points West Shopping City which was partially demolished. The adjoining parking deck, whose basement once contained a cinema and bowling alley was remodeled into a Birmingham Fire & Rescue Training Center.
Also the City of Birmingham's Department of Equipment Management has a fleet refueling station on the northwest corner of the property. The land is connected to several more acres of property owned by the city, including the Alabama State Fairgrounds and the Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service's Station No. 20.
- Five Points West Library at bplonline.org