The Main Library in Downtown Dothan offers patrons the same materials and services offered at the Westgate and Ashford Branches, as well as a few extras. Requested materials are placed in transit every weekday between the Main and Westgate facilities, and every Tuesday and Friday to the Ashford Facility. The library offers a variety of programs throughout the year for children, teens, and adults. Every program presented or sponsored by the library is free of charge.

Stationed in Downtown Dothan, the Main Library acts as a hub for the Westgate, Ashford, and Bookmobile Branches. The new building, opened in early 2014, is a testament and mainstay of the Downtown Dothan revitalization program. Featuring a more access-friendly design, large outside green space, and extensive Local History Room. Visitors with a library card are able to checkout materials from the library, use computers in the designated computer areas, checkout tablets and laptops for in-library use, and more.


445 N Oates St. Dothan, AL 36303


Monday:  10am – 6pm
Tuesday:  10am – 8pm
Wednesday:  10am – 6pm
Thursday:  10am – 6pm
Friday:  10am – 6pm
Saturday:  10am – 2pm
Sunday:  Closed


  • Free Public Wi-Fi: DHCLS-Public-BYOD
  • 15 Adult Public Desktop Computers (available for cardholders or those with a guest pass)
  • 4 Child Public Desktop Computers (available for cardholders or those with a guest pass)
  • 16 Laptops for in-library use (available for cardholders)
  • A Local History Room with a microfilm/microfisch reader.
  • 3 Public Copiers/Printers
  • Faxing
  • Public Notary
  • Passport Acceptance Facility
  • Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service Location
  • Connect Pass
  • Library of Things
  • 2 Study Rooms (available for cardholders)
  • 1 15-person Board Room (requires reservation, SEE HERE)
  • 1 Community Room (requires reservation, SEE HERE)
  • 1 Adult Outside Patio
  • 1 Children’s Outside Patio

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