Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Brent/Centreville Library

Modern Brent-Centreville Library serves both cities in the southern part of Bibb County. The community library was first organized in 1949, housed in the Brent City Hall,  and staffed by Brent Study Club volunteers. The library hired its first librarian in 1956. In 1973 a tornado destroyed most of Brent, including the library. It was later rebuilt at its present location on land provided by the City of Centreville. Jointly owned by Brent & Centreville, and centrally located, the current library building was occupied in 1982. Our Library is used by people from throughout the region. It is especially known for its excellent genealogical reference section.


20 Library Street
Centreville, AL 35042

Phone: (205) 926-4736

Hours: call library


Librarian Tracy Griffin

Board of Directors
The Brent-Centreville Library is managed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Mayors of Brent and Centreville. The current Board consists of:

Chairwoman Dexine James

Friends of the Library:
The Friends are a non-profit (tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code)  volunteer auxiliary group that assists and supports the Librarian & the Board of Directors with planning, fund raising, and service projects. Current active members include:

President Madelyn Hobson

Books For Sale:

By Library
Make checks payable to Brent-Centreville Library.

Cemeteries of Bibb County $25.00
Echoes of Six Mile $25.00
Haysop Church $25.00
First One Hundred Years $29.00
1850 Perry Co Census $12.00
1860 Perry Co Census $12.00
1860 Kemper Co Ms Census $12.00
West Blocton $42.00

By Friends of the Library
Make checks payable to Brent-Centreville Friends of the Library.

Place Names of Bibb Co $7.00
Bibb Co Heritage $64.80
By Centreville Historic Preservation Commission
Make checks payable to CHPC.
Images of America, Bibb County $21.99