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HMCPL Special Collections

HMCPL Special Collections is the community's archive. We empower individuals to seek their past, explore Huntsville and Madison County, and connect with history.

Alabama Law Collection

If you need older versions of Alabama's laws or need to do research within the Alabama Code, you can find them in Special Collections. In the archive, we have the State House and Senate Journals, Act books dating back to the 1850s, and Alabama Code dating back to the 1880s.

If you want to do law research in the Special Collections, ask for Heather Adkins (256.532.2360 or

THIS IS HISTORICAL RESEARCH ONLY. (i.e. Looking up a specific law in a specific year)

If you need to get in contact with someone who can interpret local laws, please call Madison County Volunteer Lawyer Program (256.539.2275)