Enrollment Underway; BPL Staff Available to Help You Sign Up


BPL's Central Library Citizens Services Department has staff trained to help you sign up. 

By Lynn Hutchins Central Library 

On May 11, 2021, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that more than one million Americans have signed up for health insurance coverage on during the Special Enrollment Period, made possible by the Biden Administration. 

“This milestone reinforces what we know to be true, there is a real demand for quality, affordable health care across the United States," Becerra said. Click here to read Secretary Becerra's full statement.

Now, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, millions of Americans are seeing reduced monthly premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs. But our work is far from over. “Now, it’s time for Congress to build on this progress with the American Families Plan, which would lower health care costs for families and make premium relief permanent. In addition, four million uninsured Americans could gain health coverage. “

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, it’s more critical than ever for Americans to have access to quality, affordable health care. A few moments are all it takes to save money, get better care, and have the peace of mind that comes with high quality, affordable health coverage. So, go to or to find a plan that works for you.”

 The Special Enrollment Period lasts until August 15, 2021, extended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Birmingham Public Library has trained staff in our Citizen Services Department who can help you navigate your way through the steps to signing up for healthcare through the Healthcare Marketplace.

To ask questions or to make an appointment for a librarian to help you fill out your application, call or stop by the Citizen Services desk on the first floor of the Central Library

Below is our contact information: 

Address: Birmingham Public Library - Central Library,  2100 Park Place Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone Number during library operating hours:  (205) 226-3705